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 Continue reading Single-trait indices/metrics
A new section with software to analyse biodiversity has been added to this website. For each program or extension a short description and a direct link to download the (open source) software is available. Please leave your comment on the Continue reading Software section Biodiversity Tools
In an attempt to list the available biodiversity databases, a first step has been made with publishing a alphabetic list of 29 resources. Some of the databases reflect species diversity of a specific country or region, others focus on a Continue reading List of biodiversity databases
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