Measuring Biological Diversity
This accessible and timely book provides a comprehensive overview of how to measure biodiversity. The book highlights new developments, including innovative approaches to measuring taxonomic distinctness and estimating species richness, and evaluates these alongside traditional methods such as species abundance distributions, and diversity and evenness statistics.
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abundance class abundance of species abundant species analysis approach assemblages assessment benthic biodiversity Biol biological diversity biomass Buzas calculated Chao Chapter Clarke Coddington 1994 comparisons confidence limits conservation cumulative data sets distribution of species diversity index diversity measures dominance Ecol ecological ecologists estimate of species example Figure fish forest Gaston geometric series Gotelli habitat Henderson 2000 indices investigation Jaccard index jackknife Kolmogorov-Smirnov test log normal distribution log series distribution Magurran measure of diversity methods niche apportionment models niche space null models number of individuals number of species observed pattern of species Pielou pollution presence/absence data rank/abundance plots rare species rarefaction rarity relationship relative abundance replicate Rohlf sampling effort scale Shannon index Simpson index Sokal spatial speciation species abundance distribution species abundance models species accumulation curves species diversity Species rank species richness species richness estimation taxa taxonomic distinctness techniques Tokeshi total number turnover Warwick Wilson