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Han Xu, Shirong Liu, Yide Li, Runguo Zang and Fangliang He Assessing non-parametric and area-based methods for estimating regional species richness Journal of Vegetation Science 23

Version of Record online: 17 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01423.x

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Six nonparametric methods underestimated the species richness, while six area-based methods overestimated the species richness. Nonparametric methods should not be used to estimate richness across heterogeneous landscapes but used in well-defined sampling areas. Jack2 is the best of the six nonparametric methods, while the logistic model and the MaxEnt method seem to be the best of the six area-based methods.

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