Biodiversity and Biogeographic Patterns in Asia-Pacific Region I: Statistical Methods and Case Studies

Biodiversity and Biogeographic Patterns in Asia-Pacific Region I: Statistical Methods and Case Studies

Indexed in: Book Citation Index, Science Edition, BIOSIS Previews; Zoological Record, EBSCO, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

This brief book is dedicated to the quantitative analyses and systematic discussion of spatial biodiversity and biogeographic patterns in the Asia‐pacific region comprised of China, India and ...
[view complete introduction]

US $
15

*(Excluding Mailing and Handling)



Functional Diversity

Pp. 9-17 (9)

Youhua Chen

Abstract

This chapter provides some metrics for measuring functional diversity, another important diversity component in ecological studies. The metrics for functional diversity covered only some common used ones in this book, like functional richness, functional evenness, Rao’s quadratic entropy index, functional divergence, functional regularity and functional attribute diversity. The computation for functional diversity of traits presented in categorical variables is also discussed.

Keywords:

Categorical variable versus continuous variable, ecological indicators, ecosystem functioning, extinction risk, functional diversity, functional redundancy, functional richness and evenness, functional traits, molecular information, phenotype, statistical ecology.

Affiliation:

Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta Edmonton, T6G 2H1, Canada.