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Título: Caution is needed when applying Margalef diversity index
Autor: Gamito, Sofia
Palavras-chave: Margalef diversity index
Sampling area
Water framework directive
Data: 2010
Citação: Gamito, Sofia. Caution is needed when applying Margalef diversity index, Ecological Indicators, 10, 2, 550-551, 2010.
Resumo: The use of diversity indices has increased due to the necessity of testing different methodologies to develop the ecological status classification of water bodies within the water framework directive implementation. The Margalef diversity index is one of the indices applied within these aims. Several software packages calculate various diversity indices. However, these packages do not give any warning that for the Margalef index the data must be organized as absolute numbers and not as a density data matrix. In data expressed as number of individuals per square meter, if the sample size is lower than a square meter this index is sub estimated. With other diversity indices commonly used in ecological evaluation it is indifferent to use density data or absolute numbers since these indices only consider relative proportions in their calculus.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/2501
ISSN: 1470-160X
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