Biological Diversity: Frontiers in Measurement and by Anne E. Magurran,Brian J. McGill

By Anne E. Magurran,Brian J. McGill

organic range offers an up-to-the-minute, authoritative overview of the tools of measuring and assessing organic variety, including their program. The book's emphasis is on quantifying the diversity, abundance, and prevalence of taxa, and on supplying goal and transparent suggestions for either scientists and executives. this can be a fast-moving box and person who is the focal point of severe learn curiosity. but the swift improvement of recent tools, the
inconsistent and infrequently complicated software of outdated ones, and the shortcoming of consensus within the literature in regards to the most sensible method, signifies that there's a actual desire for a present synthesis.

Biological range covers primary size matters similar to sampling, re-examines favourite variety metrics (including species richness, range facts, and estimates of spatial and temporal turnover), discusses species abundance distributions and the way most sensible to slot them, explores species prevalence and the spatial constitution of biodiversity, and investigates substitute techniques used to evaluate trait, phylogenetic, and genetic range. the ultimate component of the ebook turns
to a range of up to date demanding situations corresponding to measuring microbial range, comparing the impression of disturbance, assessing biodiversity in controlled landscapes, measuring range within the imperfect fossil list, and utilizing species density estimates in administration and conservation.

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