Species area curve
species area curve
The curve on a graph produced when plotting the cumulative number of plant species found in a series of quadrats against the cumulative number or area of those quadrats, it is used to determine the number of quadrats sufficient to adequately survey the herbaceous understory.
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... used method to identify plant diversity in an area. Basically write down presence/absence of bryophyte species every Xm as you walk along a line Ym long. Repeat ... Then you could try and fit your data to a species-area curve (diversity on Y-axis, area surveyed on X-axis). Usually, ...
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