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Title: The relationship between diversity profiles, evenness and species richness based on partial ordering
Authors: ROUSSEAU, Ronald
van Hecke, Piet
Nijssen, David
Bogaert, Jan
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Environmental and ecological statistics, 6. p. 211-223
Abstract: Problems with the notion of evenness, such as ambiguity, proliferation of indices, choice of indices, etc. can be overcome by a more fundamental, mathematical approach. We show that the Lorenz curve is an adequate representation of evenness. The corresponding Lorenz order induces a partial order in the set of equivalent abundance vectors. Also diversity can adequately be studied through a partial order and represented by a curve derived from the classical Lorenz curve. This curve is known as the intrinsic diversity profile (or k-dominance curve) and was introduced by Patil and Taillie (1979) and Lambshead et al. (1981).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/5431
DOI: 10.1023/A:1009626406418
ISI #: 000081255900010
ISSN: 1352-8505
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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