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Spatial Pattern Analysis in Plant Ecology

Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology

By: Mark RT Dale

326 pages, 146 figs, 17 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2000 | #110915 | ISBN: 0521794374
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Hardback | Mar 1999 | #76992 | ISBN: 0521452279
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About this book

Plants do not grow in places at random, either globally or locally. The predictability of their physical arrangement, termed their spatial pattern, has important implications not only for the plant themselves, but also for other organisms which interact with plants. This book describes and evaluates methods for detecting and quantifying a variety of characteristics of spatial pattern.

'It fills an empty niche in the market and will be very useful both for those who need to use or interpret pattern analysis ... a useful reference and guide.' E. A. John, Journal of Ecology 'This is a very well written and extremely useful book for its intended target audience, graduate students and research workers in the fields of vegetation science, conservation biology and applied ecology.' David Slingsby, Biological Conservation


Preface; 1. Concepts of spatial pattern; 2. Sampling; 3. Basic methods for one dimension and one species; 4. Spatial pattern of two species; 5. Multispecies pattern; 6. Two-dimensional analysis of spatial pattern; 7. Point patterns; 8. Pattern on an environmental gradient; 9. Conclusions and future directions; Bibliography; Glossary of abbreviations; List of plant species; Index.

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