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Title: On the scale dependence of evenness

Creator:

Ulrich, Werner

Date issued/created:

2001

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Scale dependence of evenness

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 91-94 : illustrations ; 27 cm ; Bibliographical references (page 94)

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

A recently reported (Wilson et al. 1999) effect of spatial scale on evenness is studied and it is shown that such a pattern is not necessarily an effect of changes in community structure at different scales but may simply result as a byproduct from constraints introduced by maximum and minimum allowed densities due to the sampling procedure. Evenness is found to be constant only if the species area relationship of the community under study has exactly the parameter values that are given by the parameter values of the relative abundance distribution of the community. Because such a situation will seldom occur under natural circumstances scale dependence of the evenness (and of related descriptors of structure) is expected to be a general feature.

References:

Collins S. L., Glenn S. M., Roberts D. W. 1993 - The hierarchical continuum concept - J. Veg. Science, 4: 149-156.
Connor E. F., McCoy E. D. 1979 - The statistics and biology of the species-area relationship - Am. Nat. 113: 791-833.
Palmer M. W., White P S. 1994 - Scale dependence and the species-area relationship - Am. Nat. 144: 717-740.
Pielou E. C. 1977 - Mathematical Ecology - John Wiley & Sons (New York).
Rosenzweig M. L. 1995 - Species diversity in space and time - Cambridge, Univ. Press.
Tokeshi M. 1993 - Species abundance patterns and community structure - Adv. Ecol. Res. 24: 111-186.
Ulrich W. 2000 - On species-area relationships III: The intercept of the power function and the exponential model - Pol. J. Ecol. 48: 37-48.
Wiens J. A. 1989 - Spatial scaling in ecology - Funct. Ecol. 3: 385-397.
Wilson J. B., Gitay H., Steel J. B., King W. McG. 1998 - Relative abundance distributions in plant communities: effects of species richness and of spatial scale - J. Veg. Science, 9: 213-220.
Wilson J. B., Steel J. B., King W. McG., Gitay H. 1999 - The effect of spatial scale on evenness - J. Veg. Science, 10: 463-468.

Relation:

Polish Journal of Ecology

Volume:

49

Issue:

1

Start page:

91

End page:

94

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:115784 ; ISSN 1505-2249

Source:

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

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

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.

Access:

Open

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Last modified:

Oct 16, 2020

In our library since:

Feb 28, 2020

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9

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https://rcin.org.pl/publication/91404

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