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By Anne E. Magurran

Ecological range, or the range and abundance of species in several habitats and groups, is among the significant topics of ecology. notwithstanding, a lot of the prevailing literature in this topic is diffuse, usually complicated, and in lots of situations advanced by means of unnecessarily tough arithmetic. This booklet goals to supply a succinct and transparent precis of the proper literature and a pragmatic advisor to the size of diversity.

The writer discusses the equipment of describing ecological variety together with particular options for the choice and interpretation of range measures. additionally, she considers the sampling difficulties frequently encountered in ecological censusing. The paintings concludes with a dialogue of the empirical worth of range measures. a unique function that makes the e-book rather obtainable to readers with no nice services in arithmetic is the inclusion of labored examples of the most variety measures and models.

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