Oecologia

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 79–84

Choosing category size in a stage projection matrix

  • John Vandermeer
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00344691

Cite this article as:
Vandermeer, J. Oecologia (1978) 32: 79. doi:10.1007/BF00344691

Summary

A basic problem associated with choosing category size in a stage projection matrix is described. “Errors of estimation” are large if the category size is chosen too small and “errors of distribution” are large if the category size is chosen too large. An approximate technique of balancing these two error types is suggested as a solution to this dilemma.

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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Vandermeer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA