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Article: Effects of taxonomic uncertainty on species diversity indices

TitleEffects of taxonomic uncertainty on species diversity indices
Authors
KeywordsAnimal Experiment
Sea Pollution
Issue Date1982
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/marenvrev
Citation
Marine Environmental Research, 1982, v. 6 n. 3, p. 215-225 How to Cite?
AbstractAs a result of taxonomic uncertainty, generic and higher taxonomic ranks (family, order, class or phylum) are often treated as units in calculating diversity indices, instead of species. In this paper, the errors introduced by such practices are examined for various diversity indices (Shannon-Wiener Index, Maximum Information Index, Evenness, Margalef's Species Richness Index and Hurlbert's Probability of Interspecific Encounter). The use of higher taxonomic ranks may invalidate comparison of diversity indices. In a single study, substantial error and erroneous conclusion may arise, even if consistent practices are adopted.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92771
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dc.contributor.authorWu, RSSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:56:41Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:56:41Z-
dc.date.issued1982en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMarine Environmental Research, 1982, v. 6 n. 3, p. 215-225en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0141-1136en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92771-
dc.description.abstractAs a result of taxonomic uncertainty, generic and higher taxonomic ranks (family, order, class or phylum) are often treated as units in calculating diversity indices, instead of species. In this paper, the errors introduced by such practices are examined for various diversity indices (Shannon-Wiener Index, Maximum Information Index, Evenness, Margalef's Species Richness Index and Hurlbert's Probability of Interspecific Encounter). The use of higher taxonomic ranks may invalidate comparison of diversity indices. In a single study, substantial error and erroneous conclusion may arise, even if consistent practices are adopted.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/marenvreven_HK
dc.relation.ispartofMarine Environmental Researchen_HK
dc.subjectAnimal Experimenten_HK
dc.subjectSea Pollutionen_HK
dc.titleEffects of taxonomic uncertainty on species diversity indicesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWu, RSS: rudolfwu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWu, RSS=rp01398en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0141-1136(82)90055-1en_HK
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0020002168en_HK
dc.identifier.volume6en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage215en_HK
dc.identifier.epage225en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1982NL76700004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWu, RSS=7402945079en_HK

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