This is one of the best way to see, feel, and “measure” biodiversity…enjoy!!!!!!
Functional diversity can be quantified using one single trait at a time or multiple traits (see the descriptions of multiple-indices in other page). There are single trait metrics that include abundance (e.g. number of individuals per species, relative basal area per especie) to weight the relative contribution of species to the index. Some single-trait metrics […]
If you have used this index please make some comments about how it performed with your data.
In the page with indices and matrics it was added the functional dispersion index. It was published by Laliberté and Legendre in 2010. This index has some advantages for those who want to use categorical and continuos functional traits.