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BIODIVERSITY INDICES

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French Equivalent: Indices de diversité biologique

Definition:
Biodiversity indices are measures of species diversity expressed as ratios between numbers of species and “importance values” (numbers, biomass, productivity and so on) of individuals. The term may also refer to genetic diversity and diversity of habitats or communities.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, November 02, 2001