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Title: On species-area relationships. 1, Fit of power function and exponential model

Creator:

Ulrich, Werner

Date issued/created:

2000

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Species-area relationships I ; Fit of power function and exponential model

Contributor:

Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Ecology

Publisher:

Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Ecology. Publishing Office

Place of publishing:

Dziekanów Leśny

Description:

Pages 3-20 : illustrations ; 27 cm ; Bibliographical references (pages 19-20)

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

A FORTRAN program is developed that generates model assemblages on the basis of three basic features of animal communities: the species weight relationship, the density-weight relationship, and the minimal density. Samplings from random placed individuals of such assemblages revealed the influence of the sampling method (sequential adding, nested and non-nested), the scale, and the underlying relative abundance distribution on resulting species-area relationships (SPARs). It is concluded that the type of the species-area relationship is not an intrinsic factor of an assemblage but depends especially on the sampling method and the unit of area. The fraction of species found only once in the sample (singletons) was the major factor influencing the model that fitted the SPAR best (at low fractions the exponential, at higher fractions the power function model). All sampling and structural factors that influence the fraction of singletons also influence the fit of the SPAR model. A mathematical derivation showed that at a certain fraction of singletons in the sample a shift from the power function to the exponential model is expected independent of assemblage type. This shift will occur between 20 and 30% singletons.

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Relation:

Polish Journal of Ecology

Volume:

48

Issue:

1

Start page:

3

End page:

20

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:113439 ; ISSN 1505-2249

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MiIZ PAN, call no. P.2840 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

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Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

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