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.


  • 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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