Multivariate Statistics for Wildlife and Ecology Research
McGarigal, K., Cushman, S. and Stafford, S.
Springer Verlag
1st ed. 2000. Corr.
Softcover XIII + 283 pp, 57 figs ISBN 9780387986425
£45.00



Hardcover XIII + 283 pp, 57 figs ISBN 9780387988917
£86.00





Wildlife researchers and ecologists make widespread use of multivariate statistics in their
studies. With its focus on the practical application of the techniques of multivariate statistics,
this book shapes the powerful tools of statistics for the specific needs of ecologists and makes
statistics more applicable to their course of study. Multivariate Statistics for Wildlife and
Ecology Research gives the reader a solid conceptual understanding of the role of multivariate
statistics in ecological applications and the relationships among various techniques, while
avoiding detailed mathematics and underlying theory. More important, the reader will gain
insight into the type of research questions best handled by each technique and the important
considerations in applying each one. Whether used as a textbook for specialized courses or
as a supplement to general statistics texts, the book emphasizes those techniques that students
of ecology and natural resources most need to understand and employ in their research.
Detailed examples use real wildlife data sets analyzed using the SAS statistical software
program.
Contents
 Introduction & Overview
 Ordination: Principal Components Analysis
 Cluster Analysis
 Discriminant Analysis
 Canonical Correlation Analysis
 Summary and Comparison
 Appendix: Acronyms Used in This Book
 Glossary
 Index
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