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Main Title Ecological diversity and its measurement /
Author Magurran, Anne E.,
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 1988
OCLC Number 17872611
ISBN 0691084858; 9780691084855; 0691084912; 9780691084916
Subjects Biodiversity--Measurement ; Applied ecology ; Ecology--statistical & numerical data ; Mathematisches Modell ; Variabilität ; èOkosystem ; Diversité biologique--Mesure ; Ecologie--Méthodologie ; Diversite biologique--Mesure--ram ; Ecologie--Methodologie--ram ; Biological diversity--Measurement
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ESBM Newport QH75.M32 1988 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/09/2019
Collation x, 179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-125) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction: why diversity? -- Diversity indices and species abundance models -- Sampling -- Choosing and interpreting diversity measures -- A variety of diversities -- The empirical value of diversity measures. "Ecological diversity, or the variety and abundance of species in different habitats, is one of the central themes of ecology. However, much of th existing literature on this subject is diffuse, often confusing and beset by unnecessarily complicated mathematics. This book aims to provide a succinct and clear summary of the relevant literature and a practical guide to the measurement of diversity. It discusses the methods of describing ecological diversity in conjunction with specific recommendations for the selection and interpretation of diversity measures. In addition the book considers the sampling problems often encountered in ecological censuring. The work concludes with a discussion of the empirical value of diversity measures. A special feature that makes the book particularly accessible to readers without great expertise in mathematics is the inclusion of worked examples of the main diversity measures and models. The book should appeal to students taking advanced courses in ecology and also to professionals working in conversation and related areas of applied ecology."--