A spatially explicit measure of beta diversity

Bacaro, G. and Ricotta, C. (2007) A spatially explicit measure of beta diversity. Community Ecology, 8 (1). pp. 41-46. ISSN 1585-8553

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Plant communities are generally spatially structured. Therefore, in order to enhance the interpretation of distance-dependent community patterns, spatially explicit measures of β-diversity are needed that, besides simple species turnover, are able to account for the rate at which biological similarity decays with increasing distance. We show that a multivariate semivariogram computed from species presence and absence data can be considered as a space-dependent alternative to existing definitions of β-diversity. To illustrate how the proposed method works, we used a classical data set from a second-growth piedmont hardwood forest.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH540 Ecology / ökológia
Depositing User: xBarbara xBodnár
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 06:04
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 06:04

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