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Bioabundance

Ecological Statistics

  1. Katja Ickstadt

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vab013.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Ickstadt, K. 2013. Bioabundance . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.

Author Information

  1. TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

Abstract

Bioabundance is a quantity that describes the number of individuals of a species in an area of interest, either directly or through other measurements such as biomass or percentage of cover. It is the underlying quantity of interest in a number of ecological investigations, such as monitoring population sizes and studying the spatial or space–time pattern of a single plant or animal species in a region or plot. It is also the key ingredient for analyzing biodiversity, the relative abundance of several or all species in an ecological community.

Keywords:

  • ecological community;
  • environmental sampling;
  • spatial patterns;
  • point processes;
  • spatial analysis;
  • species diversity;
  • biodiversity