Sample-size dependence of diversity indices and the determination of sufficient sample size in a high-diversity deep-sea environment.

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Soetaert, K. ; Heip, C.H.R. (1990)
  • Subject: 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... View more
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