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A preliminary classification of wetland plant communities in north-central Minnesota

Special Scientific Report -- Wildlife 168

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Abstract

A classification of wetland plant communities was developed for a study area in north-central Minnesota in order to analyze data on waterfowl use of habitat that were gathered by radio telemetry. The classification employs features of several earlier classifications in addition to new classes for bogs and lakeshore communities. Brief descriptions are given for each community, and the important plant species are listed. Discriminant function analysis was used for 40 plant species. Seventy-five percent of the stands studied were classified correctly by this technique. Average probabilities of assignment to communities were calculated and helped to identify distinct and poorly defined communities as well as the relationship among communities.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
A preliminary classification of wetland plant communities in north-central Minnesota
Series title:
Special Scientific Report -- Wildlife
Series number:
168
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location:
Washington, DC
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
33 pp.
First page:
0
Last page:
33