Re: NANFA-L-- Diversity Indicies

Irate Mormon (archimedes at
Thu, 29 Sep 2005 22:27:31 -0400

Quoting "Todd D. Crail" <tcrail at UTNet.UToledo.Edu>:

> diversity (heterogenity) is a topic agreed on by most ecologists. It's just
> been troublesome to find a statistical metric to explain something as simple
> as:
> Habitat Type 1: 6/152, 9/144, 7/102 (species/individuals)
> Habitat Type 2: 4/10, 4/48, 3/29 (species/individuals)
> These are all tolerant species. These are all compromised systems. The
> perspective is from a human standpoint, and one that hopefully acts like a
> grade card on the reach of our ag activity in this area. More stable,
> robust fish community, less impact off the fields. We're trying to find a
> statistic to dimension words like "stable" and "robust".

Hmm, then you would need a chronological component, I would guess?


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