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Program SimAssem: software for simulating species assemblages and estimating species richness


Reese, Gordon C.; Wilson, Kenneth R.; Flather, Curtis H. 2013. Program SimAssem: software for simulating species assemblages and estimating species richness. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 4: 891-896.

doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12070

Species richness, the number of species in a defined area, is the most frequently used biodiversity measure. Despite its intuitive appeal and conceptual simplicity, species richness is often difficult to quantify, even in wellsurveyed areas, because of sampling limitations such as survey effort and species detection probability. Nonparametric estimators have generally performed better than other options, but no particular estimator has consistently performed best across variation in assemblage and survey parameters.

Keywords: biodiversity, community ecology, landscape ecology, relative abundance distribution, simulation, spatial aggregation


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Program SimAssem: software for simulating species assemblages and estimating species richness
Electronic Publish Date: September 20, 2013
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