Syntaxonomy of the Australian mangal refined through iterative ordinations

P. B. Bridgewater

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    Mangal (tidal forest) communities vary with respect to position in the littoral sequence, and latitude. A previous classification of mangal from the southern and western coastlines of Australia has been subjected to a series of ordinations, in an attempt to produce a robust syntaxonomy. An iterative ordination process allowed for the progressive refinement of the syntaxonomic units. This process allows an ecologist to use critically a numerical technique to refine ecological assumptions developed from field work, and/or non-numerical analyses. Ordination analysis suggested a need for the classification to be refined, and allowed the construction of a final syntaxonomy. In conjunction with broad environmental data collected during the investigation, the ordinations allowed the development of some environmental perspectives. These suggested that littoral position is a stronger environmental influence on mangal communities than balance between salt and freshwater.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-168
    Number of pages10
    JournalVegetatio
    Volume81
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1989

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    Bridgewater, P. B. / Syntaxonomy of the Australian mangal refined through iterative ordinations. In: Vegetatio. 1989 ; Vol. 81, No. 1-2. pp. 159-168.
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    In: Vegetatio, Vol. 81, No. 1-2, 01.07.1989, p. 159-168.

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