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Unconstrained ordination

Supplementary variables in unconstrained ordination


Environmental variables can be used as supplementary to interpret gradients in species composition recovered by axes of unconstrained ordination. There is a reasonable expectation that gradients of changes in species composition of communities are caused by some (unknown) environmental variables. Calculating relationship of available environmental variables with samples scores on ordination axes of unconstrained ordination can help with an interpretation of these underlying ecological gradients.

en/suppl_vars.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/11 20:36 (external edit)