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A practical strategy for analysing multispecies distribution patterns
Field, J.G.; Clarke, K.R.; Warwick, R.M. (1982). A practical strategy for analysing multispecies distribution patterns. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 8(1): 37-52
In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. Inter-Research: Oldendorf/Luhe. ISSN 0171-8630; e-ISSN 1616-1599, more
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Keywords
    Analysis > Mathematical analysis > Statistical analysis
    Aquatic communities > Benthos
    Classification systems
    Composition > Community composition
    Environmental conditions
    ANE, British Isles, Exe R. [Marine Regions]
    Marine

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  • Field, J.G.
  • Clarke, K.R.
  • Warwick, R.M., more

Abstract
    A strategy is presented for analysing marine biological survey data and relating the biotic patterns to environmental data. To avoid circular argument, biotic and environmental data are kept separate. The strategy is illustrated by a worked example using data on the distribution of 182 nematode species in 107 samples in the River Exe estuary.

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