With this paper we want to stress that, on the basis of some matrix algebraic theorems, eigenvectors of similarity matrices are strictly related with clusters that we can obtain with clustering procedures applied to the same similarity matrices and that the fuzzy sets obtained by cluster analysis can be efficiently used as ordination axes and also as tools to measure the diagnostic value (or the indicator value) of attributes (species or other characters) of the ecological systems.
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Feoli, E., Zuccarello, V. Fuzzy sets and eigenanalysis in community studies: classification and ordination are “two faces of the same coin”. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY 14, 164–171 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1556/ComEc.14.2013.2.6
- Data matrices
- Diagnostic value
- Indicator value
- Ordination axes
- Similarity matrices