Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Introduction.
Patterns in Vegetation Ecology.
Transformation.
Multivariate Comparison.
Ordination.
Classification.
Joining Ecological Patterns.
Static Explanatory Modelling.
Assessing Vegetation Change in Time.
Dynamic Modelling.
Large Data Sets: Wetland Patterns.
Swiss Forests: A Case Study.
Appendix A: On Using Software.
Appendix B: Data Sets Used.
References.
Index.