Sample-size dependence of diversity indices and the determination of sufficient sample size in a high-diversity deep-sea environment.
Statistical sampling | Deep water | Nematoda [Nematodes] | Species diversity | MED
mesheuropmc: respiratory system | human activities
Diversity indices, although designed for comparative purposes, often cannot be used as such, due to their sample-size dependence. It is argued here that this dependence is more pronounced in high diversity than in low diversity assemblages and that indices more sensitiv...