Detection of Spatial Discontinuities in Vegetation Data by a Moving Window Algorithm

  • Heiko Balzter
  • Paul Braun
  • Wolfgang Köhler
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In order to detect boundaries in vegetation the moving window algorithm (MWA) was applied to point-quadrat data obtained from a meadow classified as Lolio-Cynosuretum. Squared Euclidean distance was used as a dissimilarity measure. The phytosociologicai classification into a mown and an unmown area by character species was confirmed by the results of MWA. MWA is a suitable multivariate method for the detection of spatial discontinuities in vegetation data.


Land Surface Temperature Central Pixel Vegetation Data Chihuahuan Desert Character Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heiko Balzter
    • 1
  • Paul Braun
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Köhler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung II, Biometrie und PopulationsgenetikJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenGießenGermany

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