An Improved Measure of Angular Dispersion in Plant NeighborhoodsAgronomy & Horticulture -- Faculty Publications
Date of this Version10-1-1993
AbstractSpatial distribution is an important factor determining the intensity and outcome of plant competition. The commonly used measure of angular distributions of plants around a target plant (1 - r) is shown to be limited to unimodal distributions. We present a new index which is based on the variance of the differences between the azimuth of neighboring plants. The new index is an improvement as it characterizes the angular dispersion in both unimodal and multimodal distributions.
Citation InformationKlaus J. Puettmann, Dan Rhode, Bruce D. Maxwell and John L. Lindquist. "An Improved Measure of Angular Dispersion in Plant Neighborhoods" (1993)
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