Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Solow, A. R. 2013. Diversity Measures . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
One way in which the term diversity is used in ecology is to characterize the evenness of the relative abundances of species (or other types) in a community (or other collection of organisms). A variety of measures that have been proposed for this purpose are reviewed.
- relative abundance;
- Fisher's log series model;
- Rao's decomposition of diversity;
- predicting species number