Chapter 14. Estimation of Species Richness and Other Community Parameters

  1. Michael J. Conroy and
  2. John P. Carroll

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch14

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

How to Cite

Conroy, M. J. and Carroll, J. P. (2009) Estimation of Species Richness and Other Community Parameters, in Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch14

Author Information

  1. University of Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190985

Online ISBN: 9781444303155



  • species richness estimation and other community parameters;
  • detection and communities;
  • quadrat sampling of species abundance;
  • data submission of previous data using program CAPTURE;
  • sampling over multiple occasions;
  • empirical distributions of species abundance;
  • community richness using occupancy models;
  • community dynamics parameter estimation;
  • program COMDYN for using capture–recapture models


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Detection and communities

  • Estimation of species richness

  • Community richness using occupancy models

  • Estimating parameters of community dynamics

  • Summary