Optimal species distinction by discriminant analysis: comparing established methods of character selection with a combination procedure using ant morphometrics as a case study

K. Moder, B. Schlick Steiner, F. Steiner, S. Cremer, E. Christian, B. Seifert, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 45 (2006) 82–87.

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We compare the performances of established means of character selection for discriminant analysis in species distinction with a combination procedure for finding the optimal character combination (minimum classification error, minimum number of required characters), using morphometric data sets from the ant genera Cardiocondyla, Lasius and Tetramorium. The established methods are empirical character selection as well as forward selection, backward elimination and stepwise selection of discriminant analysis. The combination procedure is clearly superior to the established methods of character selection, and is widely applicable.
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2006-08-29
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Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
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45
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1
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82 - 87
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Moder K, Schlick Steiner B, Steiner F, Cremer S, Christian E, Seifert B. Optimal species distinction by discriminant analysis: comparing established methods of character selection with a combination procedure using ant morphometrics as a case study. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 2006;45(1):82-87. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00372.x
Moder, K., Schlick Steiner, B., Steiner, F., Cremer, S., Christian, E., & Seifert, B. (2006). Optimal species distinction by discriminant analysis: comparing established methods of character selection with a combination procedure using ant morphometrics as a case study. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 45(1), 82–87. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00372.x
Moder, Karl, Birgit Schlick Steiner, Florian Steiner, Sylvia Cremer, Erhard Christian, and Bernhard Seifert. “Optimal Species Distinction by Discriminant Analysis: Comparing Established Methods of Character Selection with a Combination Procedure Using Ant Morphometrics as a Case Study.” Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 45, no. 1 (2006): 82–87. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00372.x.
K. Moder, B. Schlick Steiner, F. Steiner, S. Cremer, E. Christian, and B. Seifert, “Optimal species distinction by discriminant analysis: comparing established methods of character selection with a combination procedure using ant morphometrics as a case study,” Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 82–87, 2006.
Moder K, Schlick Steiner B, Steiner F, Cremer S, Christian E, Seifert B. 2006. Optimal species distinction by discriminant analysis: comparing established methods of character selection with a combination procedure using ant morphometrics as a case study. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 45(1), 82–87.
Moder, Karl, et al. “Optimal Species Distinction by Discriminant Analysis: Comparing Established Methods of Character Selection with a Combination Procedure Using Ant Morphometrics as a Case Study.” Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, vol. 45, no. 1, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006, pp. 82–87, doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00372.x.

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