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    Frequently, ecologists are interested in exploring ecological relationships, describing patterns and processes, or making spatial or temporal predictions. These purposes often can be addressed by modeling the relationship between some outcome or response and a set of features or explanatory variables.

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    Moisen, G. G. 2008. Classification and regression trees. In: Jorgensen, Sven Erik; Fath, Brian D., eds. Encyclopedia of Ecology, Volume 1. Oxford, U.K.: Elsevier. p. 582-588.


    classification, regression, modeling, forest mapping, ecological data

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