Measuring Plant Diversity

Measuring Plant Diversity

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Ecologists interested in assessing landscapes and ecosystems must measure biomass, cover, and the density or frequency of various key species. Recently, sampling designs for measuring species richness and diversity, patterns of plant diversity, species-environment relationships, and species distributions have become fine-grained, as it has become increasingly important to accurately map and assess rare species for conservation. This book lays out the range of current methods for mapping and measuring species diversity, for field ecologists, resource managers, conservation biologist, and students, as a tool kit for future measurements of plant diversity.These methods appear in many modern textbooks and manuals for measuring vegetation (e.g., Barbour et al. 1987, 1999). Sometimes cover estimates are made to the nearest onetenth percent, nearest percent, or in cover classes ( Vestalanbsp;...


Title:Measuring Plant Diversity
Author: Thomas J. Stohlgren
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2006-11-16
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