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DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02716.x
Title (Primary) Less than eight (and a half) misconceptions of spatial analysis
Author Kühn, I. ORCID logo ; Dormann, C.F.
Source Titel Journal of Biogeography
Year 2012
Department CLE; BZF
Volume 39
Issue 5
Page From 995
Page To 1003
Language englisch
Keywords Biogeography; macroecology; spatial analysis; spatial autocorrelation; spatial trends; statistical analyses

Spatial analyses are indispensable analytical tools in biogeography and macroecology. In a recent Guest Editorial, Hawkins (Journal of Biogeography, 2012, 39, 1–9) raised several issues related to spatial analyses. While we concur with some points, we here clarify those confounding (1) spatial trends and spatial autocorrelation, and (2) spatial autocorrelation in the response variable and in the residuals. We argue that recognizing spatial autocorrelation in statistical modelling is not only a crucial step in model diagnostics, but that disregarding it is essentially wrong.
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Kühn, I., Dormann, C.F. (2012):
Less than eight (and a half) misconceptions of spatial analysis
J. Biogeogr. 39 (5), 995 - 1003 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02716.x