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Measuring Biological Diversity

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A practical, "hands-on" guide to describing, estimating and understanding ecological diversity with clear explanations of methodology. Discussion spans issues such as the meaning of community in the context of ecological diversity, scales of diversity and distribution of diversity amongst taxa.

Auteur

Anne E. Magurran is Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of St Andrews. She is interested in the measurement, evolution, and conservation of biological diversity. Her research is focused on the behavior and ecology of freshwater fish in the neotropics (the Brazilian Amazon, Trinidad, and Mexico) and in Britain.

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This practical hands-on guide to describing, estimating, and understanding ecological diversity highlights advances in measurement with clear explanations of methodology. It pays particular attention to new techniques such as species richness estimation, application of measures of diversity to conservation and environmental management, and addressing sampling issues. The discussion spans issues such as the meaning of community in the context of ecological diversity, scales of diversity, and distribution of diversity amongst taxa, and includes examples of key methods helping people to understand the techniques and use available computer packages more effectively.



Résumé
Helps the reader quantify and interpret patterns of ecological diversity, focusing on the measurement and estimation of species richness and abundance. This book explores the concept of ecological diversity, bringing fresh perspectives to a field beset by contradictory views and advice.

Contenu

1. Introduction: measurement of (biological) diversity.2. The commonness, and rarity, of species.3. How many species?.An index of diversity.Comparative studies of diversity.Diversity in space (and time).No prospect of an end.References.Worked Examples.Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Measuring Biological Diversity
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780632056330
ISBN: 0632056339
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 266
Poids: 430g
Taille: H244mm x B170mm x T14mm
Année: 2003
Auflage: 4th ed.

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