The investigation of samples containing many species: II. Sample comparison

Bullock, J.A. (1971) The investigation of samples containing many species: II. Sample comparison. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 3 (1). pp. 23-56. ISSN 0024-4066, DOI

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A comparison is made between a number of indices of similarity fer describing the similarities between multiple species samples, namely K, I, (1 ‐ z), (x2/AT)1/2, r and a weighted similarity coefficient under various transformations. After discussing theoretical aspects of the indices, they are tested on two sets of data obtained by mist‐netting birds. The resulting matrices are sorted by a simple nearest‐neighbour agglomerative technique and later by principal component analysis. It is concluded that the V index, which is Kendall's rank correlation coefficient (Kendall, 1955), provides the most meaningful segregation, particularly under principal component analysis. Problems of subjective interpretation are discussed. Copyright © 1971, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigation; samples; species; sample comparison
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 07:13
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 07:13

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