This text brings together many techniques of multivariate analysis appropriate for ecological data. The techniques include the familiar, and some less familiar, methods for ordination and classification, and also some special techniques (for example, methods for analyzing asymmetric association matrices and for comparing several different ordinations). A key is provided to assist in choice of methods. A particular strength of the book lies in the numerous illustrative examples. The book should be of interest to statistical courses for biologists, ecologists and general scientists.
`... this text is certainly one of the best, and it complements the others currently available.'
` ... The authors succeed in their goal of bringing together familiar and unfamiliar techniques in a way that is valuable to both ecologists and statisticians. The strengths of the book are the diversity of techniques and strong emphasis on graphics. In this book, statisticians will find clear descriptions of ecological analyses and ecologists will find a wealth of useful ideas.'
`..valuable for everybody interested in multivariate techniques and their application to community studies..'
Acta Botanica Hungarica
Ecological data; Preliminary inspection of data; ordination; methods for comparing ordinations; classification; analysis of asymmetry; computing. Appendices: matrix algebra; key to methods.