2.5 Comparing Sites - Diversity and Richness

IB Environmental Systems & Societies: 2.5 Comparing Sites - Diversity and Richness

There are two ways we can compare sites.We can calculate species diversity or we can measure species richness."Species richness is the number of species in a community and is a usefulcomparative measure. Species diversity is a function of the number of species and their relative abundance and can be compared using an index. There are many versions ofdiversity indices, but students are only expected to be able to apply...


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