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Quantitative studies of modern wet-ground molluscan faunas from Bossington, Hampshire

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There have been few quantitative studies of modern Mollusca in Britain, especially from wet-ground areas. This is particularly true of the English chalklands, which is surprising given the focus of sub-fossil molluscan research in that area. Those studies that are available highlight the difficulty of separating molluscan faunas from structurally complex habitats such as fen and carr. Quantitative molluscan data from a variety of wet-ground habitats situated within the chalklands of southern England were analysed using an indirect ordination technique, Principal Components Analysis. This demonstrated that the separation of faunas from structurally complex wet-ground habitats is possible. The numerical separation does not rely on indicator species, but is a function of variation of the predominant species. It is suggested that further studies of this type might aid the interpretation of sub-fossil Mollusca from wet-ground contexts.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Applied Science, Bath College of Higher Education, Newton Park, Bath, BA2 9BN, U.K.

Publication date: 1996-05-01

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