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Multivariate geometry as an approach to algal community analysis

British Phycological Journal
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Abstract

Multivariate analyses are put in the context of more usual approaches to phycological investigations. The intuitive common-sense involved in methods of ordination, classification and discrimination are emphasised by simple geometric accounts which avoid jargon and matrix algebra. Warnings are given that artifacts result from technique abuses by the naive or over-enthusiastic. An analysis of a simple periphyton data set is presented as an example of the approach. Suggestions are made as to situations in phycological investigations, where the techniques could be appropriate. The discipline is reprimanded for its neglect of the multivariate approach.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Multivariate geometry as an approach to algal community analysis
Series title British Phycological Journal
Volume 8
Issue 3
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher British Phycological Society
Publisher location London
Description 21 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title British Phycological Journal
First page 267
Last page 287
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