MEPS 143:303-306 (1996)  -  doi:10.3354/meps143303

Assessing the relationship between multivariate community structure and environmental variables

Diniz-Filho JAF, Bini LM

Clarke & Ainsworth's (1993; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 92:205-219) method of linking multivariate community structure to environmental variables possesses an heuristic and conceptual interest. However, we believe that there are other strategies which require less computational effort and also permit an accurate statistical test of the relationship between multivariate community structure and environmental variables. The objective of this communication is to discuss some of these many strategies, emphasizing the flexibility of Mantel test design for this task.


Assessing community structure-environment relationship


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