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Treating the nestedness temperature calculator as a black box can lead to false conclusions

Fischer, Joern; Lindenmayer, David B


We used the nestedness temperature calculator to examine patterns of nestedness in two datasets on birds in fragmented landscapes in southeastern Australia. During our initial analyses, we found that the nestedness calculator was susceptible to detect nestedness as an artifact of passive sampling. To examine this problem in more detail, we created random matrices that simulated a situation where nestedness did not occur, and we reanalysed two previously published datasets. Our results showed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Oikos
DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2002.990121.x


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