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The use of similarity indices in the analysis of temporal distribution of mammals. (English) Zbl 1404.92232
Constanda, Christian (ed.) et al., Integral methods in science and engineering, Volume 2. Practical applications. Based on talks given at the 14th international conference, Padova, Italy, July 25–29, 2016. Basel: Birkhäuser/Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-59386-9/hbk; 978-3-319-59387-6/ebook). 11-19 (2017).
Summary: Mammal community structure is comprised of multidimensional data. This chapter analyzes the temporal distribution of mammals in the early Pleistocene site of ’Ubeidiya, Israel. The statistical model reflects the relationship between communities from the same local but temporally distinct, by means of a spatial correlation. Resemblance matrices are computed for the response – that is, the dependent variable (in this case, the mammalian community structure) – and for the explanatory (independent) variables – for example, time and environment – by means of similarity indices. The connection between these matrices is computed through the application of the Mantel’s test, as shown by the relevant model equations. The statistical significance is estimated with 10,000 permutation repetitions.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1381.45001].
MSC:
92F05 Other natural sciences (mathematical treatment)
92D40 Ecology
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
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