5. Measuring Diversity and Hotspots

5. Measuring Diversity and Hotspots - Measuring Species...

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Measuring Species Diversity: Implications for Conservation
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Prioritization in Conservation Conserving species diversity is one of the primary objectives of conservation biology However, conservation resources are always limited such that species and areas have to be prioritized for conservation One approach is to invest more resources in areas that have high species diversity than areas with low species diversity
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Measuring Species Diversity Species Richness reflects the number of species in community Species Evenness reflects the relative abundance of species within a community Species Heterogeneity combines species richness and evenness
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Species Richness
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Species Evenness
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Species Heterogeneity
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Local versus Regional Species Richness Alpha ( ) Richness the number of species within a local area. Can be calculated as the average richness in smaller areas within a larger region. Gamma (
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