Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Gerow, K. 2013. Species Overlap . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
Species overlap measures the degree to which two species assemblages share common species. There is an abundance of well-studied indices of species overlap. Some are based on presence/absence of data; more popular ones take relative abundance of species into account. Several important indices are described in this article, as well as an entrée to relevant literature.
- species overlap;
- compositional similarity;
- compositional differentiation;
- species richness