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Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.04.024
Titel (primär) Analyzing spatial autocorrelation in species distributions using Gaussian and logit models
Autor Carl, G.; Kühn, I. ORCID logo
Journal / Serie Ecological Modelling
Erscheinungsjahr 2007
Department BZF
Band/Volume 207
Heft 2-4
Seite von 159
Seite bis 170
Sprache englisch
Keywords Clustered binary data; Generalized estimating equations; Logistic regression; Macroecological method; Moran's I; Spatial autocorrelation
Abstract Analyses of spatial distributions in ecology are often influenced by spatial autocorrelation. While methods to deal with spatial autocorrelation in Normally distributed data are already frequently used, the analysis of non-Normal data in the presence of spatial autocorrelation are rarely known to ecologists. Several methods based on the generalized estimating equations (GEE) are compared in their performance to a better known autoregressive method, namely spatially simultaneous autoregressive error model (SSAEM). GEE are further used to analyze the influence of autocorrelation of observations on logistic regression models. Originally, these methods were developed for longitudinal data and repeated measures models. This paper proposes some techniques for application to two-dimensional macroecological and biogeographical data sets displaying spatial autocorrelation. Results are presented for both computationally simulated data and ecological data (distribution of plant species richness throughout Germany and distribution of the plant species Hydrocotyle vulgaris). While for Normally distributed data SSAEM perform better than GEE, GEE provide far better results than frequently used autologistic regressions and remove residual spatial autocorrelation substantially when having binary data.
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Carl, G., Kühn, I. (2007):
Analyzing spatial autocorrelation in species distributions using Gaussian and logit models
Ecol. Model. 207 (2-4), 159 - 170