Biodiversity estimations

IB Biology: Biodiversity estimations

The newspapers are full of alarming headlines about loss of biodiversity, but what does this mean exactly? In this activity students explore species richness and evenness in different examples of field data. They use this data to calculate and to explain the Simpson"s reciprocal diversity index. This could be a great opportunity for some real fieldwork, but if there is too little time, there is some data to analyse.

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