On the statistical significance of the Hutchinsonian size-ratio parameter

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    A technique is presented for the analysis of sets of morphological data to test whether sympatric, closely related species form geometric series (or Hutchinsonian series, where the constant of proportionality, h, is 1.30 for linear characteristics). A basic 2 parameter model is proposed. The logarithmically transformed version of the geometric model is used. The importance of using a method that intrinsically depends upon intraspecific variation is shown. The assumptions of many existing analyses that are based only upon means or their ratios, such as homoscedasticity and negligible variances. Only a small fraction of collections of syntopic series conformed to the geometric model, and of these, few had confidence intervals for h in which 1.30 was included
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1974-1982
    Number of pages9
    JournalEcology
    Volume69
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

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    On the statistical significance of the Hutchinsonian size-ratio parameter. / Mac Nally, R.C.

    In: Ecology, Vol. 69, No. 6, 1988, p. 1974-1982.

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