On the characterization of scale-dependent diversity

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There is considerable interest in measuring diversity, especially advanced techniques that make possible scale-dependent characterizations. Scale-dependent diversity characterization is provided by one-parametric diversity index families using so-called diversity profiles. In this paper, techniques of scale-dependent diversity comparisons are reviewed and density dependent vs. density independent representations are discussed. Finally, a new method to characterize the β-diversity of a community is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalAbstracta Botanica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998


  • Density-dependence
  • Diversity
  • Diversity profiles
  • One-parametric diversity index families
  • Spatial pattern
  • β-diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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