Ordination by Resemblance Matrices

  • László Orlóci
Part of the Handbook of Vegetation Science book series (HAVS, volume 5-2)

Abstract

The term ordination is used in vegetation studies to describe techniques in which given ecological entities are ordered according to one or several of their properties in such a manner that their arrangement will reveal some useful information about their relationships (cf. Greig-Smith 1964). The relationships in question are those of composition between communities or with environmental variables. Ordination methods are as varied as continuum analysis, component analysis, factor analysis, and many more, which differ greatly both in underlying theory and also in practical effectiveness (cf. Dagnelie 1960, Whittaker 1967, McIntosh 1967, Préc-sényi & Scöcs 1969, Orlóci 1975 and references therein).

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Sugar Covariance Univer Chalk 

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