SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

Quantifying Functional Biodiversity

Authors: Pla, Laura, Casanoves, Fernando, Di Rienzo, Julio

  • The first comprehensive book on statistical analysis of functional diversity
  • Includes real-world data examples, analyzed step by step with interpreted results
  • Offers extensive instruction on the use of FDiversity analytical software, written by the developers of the program
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This book synthesizes current methods used to quantify functional diversity, providing step-by-step examples for defining functional groups and estimating functional indices. The authors show how to compare communities, and how to analyze changes of diversity along environmental gradients, using real-life examples throughout. One section of the book demonstrates the selection of traits, and the standardization and characterization of ecosystem data. Another section presents methods used to quantify functional diversity, shows how to relate functional diversity with environmental variables and how to connect these to ecosystem services. The concluding section introduces FDiversity, a free program developed by the authors. The reader is guided through every step from software installation and basic functions, to sample and database design, to graphical projection methods, employing case study data to illustrate key concepts.

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eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2648-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2647-5
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantifying Functional Biodiversity
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2648-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2648-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2647-5
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 98
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations
Topics