Bird-vegetation relationships along ecological gradients: ordination and plexus analysis

C. Moskat, Z. Waliczky

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Breeding birds were counted and vegetation structure was recorded along two seres of succession, in beech forest and oak forest in Central Europe. Bird-vegetation relationships were analyzed by two multivariate techniques: canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) and multivariate plexus analysis (MPA). CCA demonstrated the dynamical aspect of changes in community structure. In both habitats it revealed two gradients which are important in bird-vegetation relationships. The first axis was interpreted as the successional gradient, the second axis as the closeness-openness gradient. Results of MPA revealed the association structure between individual bird species and vegetation components. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-60
Number of pages16
JournalOrnis Hungarica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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