Cailin M. Roe, Graham C. Parker, Annika C. Korsten, Christina J. Lister, Sam B. Weatherall, Rachael H.E. Lawrence Lodge and J. Bastow Wilson
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01375.x
A new triangle-of-lines sampling method for spatial-autocorrelation studies gives accurate placement, and a good distribution of distances. In a riverbed, bog, forest and ultramafic shrubland, community composition was more predictable at larger spatial grain, i.e. spatial autocorrelation was stronger, with less randomness in species composition. There was little indication of greater predictability of abundance composition.