Pattern, area and diversity: the importance of spatial scale in species assemblages

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Abstract

Available methodology to detect pattern in plant communities (or sessile animal assemblages) is reviewed and criticized. Attention is focused on the area dependence of spatial analysis, as based on plot sampling. Juhasz-Nagy's information theory-based approach represents the most sophisticated analytical tool for the presence/absence case. Any study of pattern related vegetation phenomena should consider the spatial dependence of observation, measurement and description of vegetational properties. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-51
Number of pages15
JournalAbstracta Botanica
Volume17
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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