Biodiversity analysis using rank abundance distributions

This poster was displayed at the CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Information Science’s divisional conference (19-21 November 2008) and was awarded the Chief’s prize.

Biodiversity is an important topic of current ecological research. However, it is generally ambiguously defined and usually quantified by single metrics that vary with multiple aspects of biodiversity. This approach is likely to obscure real patterns seen in observed data. We consider that the abundance, species richness, and the species’ relative frequency (evenness) to be central for considering biodiversity.




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