Determination of minimum sample size to estimate diet diversity in anuran species

T. Kovács, J. Török

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Abstract

Rarefaction analysis was applied to determine the minimum sample size required for any desired degree of accuracy of diet diversity of six anuran species in a particular habitat. This method is suggested for the design of sampling strategies in long-term amphibian studies. In the present study the minimum sample sizes were 28, 36, 32, 13, 24 and 8 for Rana esculenta, R. arvalis, Hyla arborea, Bombina bombina, Pelobates fuscus and Bufo bufo, respectively. The greater the diet diversity of a species, the larger the minimum sample size required, and the smaller the similarity between individuals within species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalHerpetological Journal
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997

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Determination of minimum sample size to estimate diet diversity in anuran species. / Kovács, T.; Török, J.

In: Herpetological Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, 04.1997, p. 43-47.

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