Canonical Correspondence Analysis in Order to Link Environmental Variables to Marine Biological Communities
CLADAG 2003: Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society. Book of Short papers, CLUEB Bologna (IT), pp. 25-28, September 22-24, 2003
4 Pages Posted: 4 May 2005
The goal of the paper is to identify particular patterns in the composition of macroinvertebrate population living in an open Italian coastal area. Among various statistical methods, Canonical Correspondence Analysis, a constrained version of Correspondence Analysis, is applied. The method is particularly suitable to define the link between the species and the environment by embedding the environmental data within the biotic analysis.
Keywords: Canonical Correspondence Analysis, Species-Environment Relationships
JEL Classification: Q51, Q57
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