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Cluster analysis, ordination and dominance‐structural classification applied to diverse tropical vegetation at Jabiluka, Northern Territory

MA BURGMAN, EJ THOMPSON

Australian Journal of Ecology | Published : 1982

Abstract

One hundred and seven sample plots were established on a study area at Jabiluka, Northern Territory, and detailed quantitative floristic and structural data were collected. Data collection was by sampling both on aerial photographs and in the field, and both sets of data were used to describe the primary floristic types and structural sub‐types. Cluster analysis (Orloci 1967, 1969), polar ordination (Mathews 1977) and Specht's (1970, 1977) approach to vegetation classification were used to analyse the data. Two independent clustering techniques, one based on art information measure and the other on a measure of within group dispersion, produced very similar dendrograms. The analyses consiste..

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