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    Modelling techniques for biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality - theoretical development and application.


    Dooley, Aine (2018) Modelling techniques for biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality - theoretical development and application. PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    This thesis extends current methods for analysing the biodiversity and ecosystem function relationship, focusing on complexities arising from examining species rich ecosystems and examining multiple ecosystem functions. I developed a parsimonious model for assessing diversity effects on ecosystem function in species rich ecosystems, by including random effects in current univariate analysis methods. Using multivariate techniques, I created a method for analysing multiple ecosystem functions simultaneously. The work presented in this thesis allows for a greater ability to model and understand the biodiversity and ecosystem function relationship. v

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Keywords: Modelling techniques; biodiversity; ecosystem; multifunctionality; theoretical development; application;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 9367
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 14:26
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