An Introduction to Vegetation Analysis

Author: David R. Causton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401197377
Format: PDF, Kindle
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TO VEGETATION ANALYSIS Principles, practice and interpretation D.R. CAUSTON Department oj Botany and Microbiology, University College oj Wales, Aberystwyth London UNWIN HYMAN Boston Sydney Wellington © D.R. Causton, 1988 This book is copyriaht under the Berne Convention. No reproduction without permission. All rights reserved. Published by the Academic Division of UIlWiB H ... Ltd IS/17 Broadwick Street, London WIV IFP, UK Allen" Unwin Inc., 8 Winchester Place, Winchester, Mass. 01890, USA Allen" Unwin (Australia) Ltd, 8 Napier Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia Allen" Unwin (New Zealand) Ltd in association with the Port Nicholson Press Ltd, 60 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand First published in 1988 British Libnry Cataloguing in Publication Data Causton, David R. An introduction to vegetation analysis: principles, practice and intepretation. I. Botany-Ecology-Mathematics I. Title S81.S'247 QK901 ISBN 978-94-011-9739-7 Libnry of Congress Cataloging-In-Publlcation Data Causton, David R. An introduction to vegetation analysis. Bibli()JJ'aphy: p. Includes index. I. Botany-EcoIOlY-Methodology. 2. Plant communities-Ilesearch-Methodology. 3. Vegetation surveys. 4. Vegetation classilication. I. Title. QK90I.C33 1987 581.S 87-19327 ISBN 978-94-011-9739-7 ISBN 978-94-011-9737-3 (eBook) DOl 10.1007/978-94-011-9737-3 Typeset in 10 on 12 point Times by Mathematical Composition Setters Ltd, Salisbury Preface This book has been written to help students and their teachers, at various levels, to understand the principles, some of the methods, and ways of interpreting vegetational and environmental data acquired in the field.

Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology 3rd Edition

Author: Otto Wildi
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1786394227
Format: PDF
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The 3rd edition of this popular textbook introduces the reader to the investigation of vegetation systems with an emphasis on data analysis. The book succinctly illustrates the various paths leading to high quality data suitable for pattern recognition, pattern testing, static and dynamic modelling and model testing including spatial and temporal aspects of ecosystems. Step-by-step introductions using small examples lead to more demanding approaches illustrated by real world examples aimed at explaining interpretations. All data sets and examples described in the book are available online and are written using the freely available statistical package R. This book will be of particular value to beginning graduate students and postdoctoral researchers of vegetation ecology, ecological data analysis, and ecological modelling, and experienced researchers needing a guide to new methods. A completely revised and updated edition of this popular introduction to data analysis in vegetation ecology. Includes practical step-by-step examples using the freely available statistical package R. Complex concepts and operations are explained using clear illustrations and case studies relating to real world phenomena. Emphasizes method selection rather than just giving a set of recipes.

Vegetation Monitoring

Author: Caryl L. Elzinga
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788148378
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This annotated bibliography documents literature addressing the design and implementation of vegetation monitoring. It provides resources managers, ecologists, and scientists access to the great volume of literature addressing many aspects of vegetation monitoring: planning and objective setting, choosing vegetation attributes to measure, sampling design, sampling methods, statistical and graphical analysis, and communication of results. Over half of the 1400 references have been annotated. Keywords pertaining to the type of monitoring or method are included with each bibliographic entry. Keyword index.

Computer assisted vegetation analysis

Author: E. Feoli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401134189
Format: PDF
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There are many books and computer programs dealing look ahead rather than pondering the past. This is a with data analysis. It would be easy to count at least a manual of recent views that evolved in the study of hundred, yet few of these would show applications in vegetation. This book is intended to emphasize the new vegetation science. Today in the face of environmental acquisitions which we believe significantly affect the degradation caused by anthropogenic pressures on the future of vegetation analysis: biosphere there is added urgency to study vegetation 1. Vegetation is a 'fuzzy' system, it must be treated as processes and dynamics in order to understand their role such at the set level, where the idea ofconceptualized in regulating the water, oxygen and the carbon cycles, in patterns must drive the research design. relation to global warming and ozone layer depletion. It 2. Vegetation cannot be seen only in the perspective of a is well known that ecology was developed first in vegeta traditional taxonomy based on the species concept; tion studies (see Acot 1989) but after an active period character sets of ecological value must enter into marked by intensive phytoclimatic and synecological consideration and a hierarchical analysis of patterns studies, vegetation science entered in a rather dormant and processes should be the basis of comparisons. period. Other ecological disciplines such as animal popu 3.

Introduction to World Vegetation

Author: A. S. Collinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780045810314
Format: PDF
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A textbook (1st ed., 1978) presenting a wide range of information for students of ecology, geography, and biogeography.

Vegetation Description and Analysis

Author: Martin Kent
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471948094
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Uses a non-mathematical approach and includes clear and simple methods demonstrated by case studies. Gives a detailed introduction to computer methods for the analysis of vegetation data. A computer disk is also available.

Vegetation Description and Data Analysis

Author: Martin Kent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119962390
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Vegetation Description and Data Analysis: A Practical Approach, Second Edition is a fully revised and up-dated edition of this key text. The book takes account of recent advances in the field whilst retaining the original reader-friendly approach to the coverage of vegetation description and multivariate analysis in the context of vegetation data and plant ecology. Since the publication of the hugely popular first edition there have been significant developments in computer hardware and software, new key journals have been established in the field and scope and application of vegetation description and analysis has become a truly global field. This new edition includes full coverage of new developments and technologies. This contemporary and comprehensive edition of this well-known and respected textbook will prove invaluable to undergraduate and graduate students in biological sciences, environmental science, geography, botany, agriculture, forestry and biological conservation. Fully international approach Includes illustrative case studies throughout Now with new material on: the nature of plant communities; transitional areas between plant communities; induction and deduction of plant ecology; diversity indices and dominance diversity curves; multivariate analysis in ecology. Accessible, reader-friendly style Now with new and improved illustrations

Ideen Zu Einer Geographie Der Pflanzen

Author: Alexander Homboldt
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3955075036
Format: PDF, ePub
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Diese Veroffentlichung von Alexander von Humboldt ist die Synopse der bis dahin (1805) durchgefuhrten Forschungsreisen. Er versuchte sich hier erstmals an einer Systematik der weltweiten Geographie der Pflanzen und schuf damit ein revolutioares und weithin beachtetes Werk.