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MEPS 120:243-250 (1995)  -  doi:10.3354/meps120243

Statistical method for selecting representative species in multivariate analysis of long-term changes of marine communities. Applications to a macrobenthic community from the Bay of Morlaix

Manté, C., Dauvin, J.-C., Durbec, J.-P.

A new method is presented for analysing biological time series with only a few observations of many species. It operates by selecting the more informative species and describing the temporal changes of a community using a Principal Components Analysis method based on the relative proportions of selected species. The method was tested on a macrobenthic time series data from the Bay of Morlaix (western English Channel).

Principal components . Species selection . Time series

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