The use of vegetation series to assess á and â vegetation diversity and their relationships with geodiversity in the province of Almeria (Spain) with watersheds as operational geographic units

Pérez Gomez, Rufino and Ibañez, Juan José and Ganis, Paula and Feoli, Enrico (2016). The use of vegetation series to assess á and â vegetation diversity and their relationships with geodiversity in the province of Almeria (Spain) with watersheds as operational geographic units. "Plant Biosystems", v. 150 (n. 6); pp. 1395-1407. ISSN 1126-3504. https://doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2016.1165755.

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Title: The use of vegetation series to assess á and â vegetation diversity and their relationships with geodiversity in the province of Almeria (Spain) with watersheds as operational geographic units
Author/s:
  • Pérez Gomez, Rufino
  • Ibañez, Juan José
  • Ganis, Paula
  • Feoli, Enrico
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Plant Biosystems
Date: October 2016
ISSN: 1126-3504
Volume: 150
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Data mining, Mantel, nestedness, partial correlation, pedodiversity, Simpson, knowledge generation.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. en Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Cartográfica y Topografía
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Abstract With this paper we suggest that vegetation series is a useful conceptual tool to identify a clear level of biodiversity of land systems among the many possible logical levels. The suggestion is supported by the results of a case study carried out for the province of Almeria (Spain) using the watersheds as operational geographic units. The application of standard correlation analysis, simple and partial, the Mantel?s test, and the cluster analysis has shown that ? and ? vegetation diversities, based on vegetation series, are significantly predictive with respect to environmental heterogeneity expressed by pedodiversity, lithodiversity, and some parameters of digital elevation model. Being a product of the Braun Blanquet?s floristic approach, vegetation series could be the key to enter into vegetation databases for biodiversity analysis of land systems at many other levels of knowledge. Keywords: data mining, Mantel, nestedness, partial correlation, pedodiversity, Simpson, knowledge generation

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Item ID: 44288
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/44288/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:44288
DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2016.1165755
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/11263504.2016.1165755
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Mar 2017 12:12
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 12:12
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