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Diversity index

Diversity index

(Science: ecology) The relationship of the number of taxa (richness) to the number of individuals per taxon (abundance) for a given community.


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Simpson's Diversity Index and Single Individuals

Hello, I'm trying to calculate the Simpson's Diversity Index (D), which I then convert to the reciprocal (1-D). I'm using the method described in "Measuring ...

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by ac2012
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Simpson's Diversity Index and Single Individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 3977

Which came first the DNA, RNA or protein

... SN posted my following statement-comment: http://www.sciencenews.org/index/generic/activity/view/id/339659/title/Fruit_fly_biorhythms_differ_indoors_and_out ... Seed of human-chimp genome diversity http://universe-life.com/2011/07/10/seed-of-human-chimp-genomes-diversity/ ...

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by Dov Henis
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Which came first the DNA, RNA or protein
Replies: 64
Views: 53940

Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

... “how species come to be…” http://www.sciencenews.org/index/feature/activity/view/id/331382/title/Evolution%E2%80%99s_Wedges http://dovhenis.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/evolution-how-species-come-to-be/ ... http://dovhenis.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/seed-of-human-chimp-genomes-diversity/ PS: - It's culture ...

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by Dov Henis
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
Replies: 26
Views: 57202

Biology 2

This index is determined by both the number of species and the even distribution of individuals ... species of a given individual picked at random from a community. In other words, if the diversity is high, you have a poor chance of correctly predicting the species of the next ...

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by Dreamless101
Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:32 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology 2
Replies: 1
Views: 2678

Bio stats Shannon vs Simpson diversity indexes

I need to know what is the difference between Shannon and Simpson diversity indexes and when to use one over the other. I did research on the differences in prey preference ...

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by astuczka
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bio stats Shannon vs Simpson diversity indexes
Replies: 0
Views: 2173
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