Journal article

Using Self-Organising Maps (SOMs) to assess synchronies: an application to historical eucalypt flowering records

Irene L Hudson, Marie R Keatley, Shalem Y Lee

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOMETEOROLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2011

Abstract

Self-Organising Map (SOM) clustering methods applied to the monthly and seasonal averaged flowering intensity records of eight Eucalypt species are shown to successfully quantify, visualise and model synchronisation of multivariate time series. The SOM algorithm converts complex, nonlinear relationships between high-dimensional data into simple networks and a map based on the most likely patterns in the multiplicity of time series that it trains. Monthly- and seasonal-based SOMs identified three synchronous species groups (clusters): E. camaldulensis, E. melliodora, E. polyanthemos; E. goniocalyx, E. microcarpa, E. macrorhyncha; and E. leucoxylon, E. tricarpa. The main factor in synchronisat..

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