16. Compositional Analysis in Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology

  1. Vera Pawlowsky-Glahn2 and
  2. Antonella Buccianti3
  1. Michele Edoardo Raffaele Pierotti1 and
  2. Josep Antoni Martín-Fernández2

Published Online: 28 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119976462.ch16

Compositional Data Analysis: Theory and Applications

Compositional Data Analysis: Theory and Applications

How to Cite

Pierotti, M. E. R. and Martín-Fernández, J. A. (2011) Compositional Analysis in Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology, in Compositional Data Analysis: Theory and Applications (eds V. Pawlowsky-Glahn and A. Buccianti), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119976462.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, University of Girona, Spain

  2. 3

    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology, East Carolina University, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, University of Girona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470711354

Online ISBN: 9781119976462

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Keywords:

  • compositional analysis, in behavioural and evolutionary ecology - CODA, still patchy;
  • class of gradient analysis methods - correspondence analysis and related methods;
  • methods, and software packages - more ecologically oriented, CANOCO and R-packages ‘VEGAN’;
  • CODA strategies (clr-transformation and working on coordinates) - classical tools and verification of data requirements;
  • CODA in population genetics - genes, or particular genetic sequences, ‘versions’ or alleles;
  • issue of zeros in analysis - of population genetic data, of considerable relevance;
  • zeros in population genetic data sets - modelled as ‘count’ zeros, with no loss of information;
  • CODA in habitat choice - in wildlife management and population ecology;
  • multiple choice - and individual variation in preferences;
  • ecological specialization - similar paradigm shift, in niche theory and foraging theory

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • CODA in Population Genetics

  • CODA in Habitat Choice

  • Multiple Choice and Individual Variation in Preferences

  • Ecological Specialization

  • Time Budgets: More on Specialization

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References