Re: NANFA-L-- Diversity Indicies

dlmcneely at
Thu, 29 Sep 2005 07:49:49 -0500

Todd, I'm not sure why you've only "caught rumor" of an index that
weights species differently. James Karr developed and others
elaborated a metric called the "Index of Biotic Integrity." It is
applicable differently in different places, and has been so applied by
state and other agencies. There is some controversy regarding its
usefulness, but a good bit of work has used it. Look for it and you'll
find it.


David L. McNeely, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Langston University; P.O. Box 1500
Langston, OK 73050; email: dlmcneely at
telephone: (405) 466-6025; fax: 405) 466-3307
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