Spatial Point Pattern Analysis in Ecology

  • B. D. Ripley
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 14)


Statistics has been applied to ecological problems involving spatial patterns for most of this century. Even in the 1950’s quite specialised methods had been developed for detecting “scale” in grassland and to census mobile animal populations (especially game). After a general discussion this paper concentrates on point patterns and their analysis by quadrat methods, distance methods and by fitting point-process models to mapped data. Methods for detecting an interaction between species are also discussed.


Spatial Pattern Regular Pattern Spatial Statistic Point Pattern Distance Method 
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  • B. D. Ripley
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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