Bio110L: Exercise #4
Biological Diversity Index

BioDiversity

k8

k9

So, for example, if we sampled some ground vegetation in a woodland and we identified the following

i
Species
number (ni)
1
Woodrush
2
2
Holly (seedlings)
8
3
Bramble
1
4
Yorkshire fog
1
5
Sedge
3
Total (N)
15

Then we have the following,

kk1

Lastly, to arrive at the Simpson Biological Diversity (aka BioDiversity) Index, we have

kk2

 

Extra Notes On The BioDiversity Formula (next page)

 

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