Preface; 1. Spatial concepts and notions; 2. Ecological and spatial processes; 3. Points, lines and graphs; 4. Spatial analysis of complete point location data; 5. Contiguous units analysis; 6. Spatial analysis of sample data; 7. Spatial relationship and multiscale analysis; 8. Spatial autocorrelation and inferential tests; 9. Spatial partitioning: spatial clusters and boundary detection; 10. Spatial diversity analysis; 11. Spatio-temporal analysis; 12. Closing comments and future directions; References; Index.
An essential guide for graduates, researchers and professionals to spatial analysis and the fast-growing range of methods available.
Mark R. T. Dale is the Provost of the University of Northern British Columbia, and Professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Program. His research concerns the effects of interactions between plants on the spatial relationships of plants of different species in a community and the effects of population processes on the development of spatial pattern in the vegetation, as during succession. One main focus of research in the past twenty years has been the analysis of spatial structure in plant communities. Marie-Josee Fortin is Professor of Spatial Ecology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the application of spatial ecology to fields of research such as the conservation biology, ecotone detection, disturbance ecology, organismal dispersal, landscape genetics, and functional connectivity of landscapes. She has been awarded the 2013 Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award by the United States Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE).