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Measuring biological diversity
The diversity of a set of species refers to the joint dissimilarity of the species in the set. This paper discusses the measurement of diversity from the set of pairwise distances between the speciesExpand
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SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF BOAT TRAFFIC ON BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS, TURSIOPS TRUNCATUS, IN SARASOTA BAY, FLORIDA
Coastal cetaceans are subject to potential injury or disturbance from vessels. In Sarasota, Florida, where about 120 resident bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, share the inshore waters withExpand
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Inferring Extinction from Sighting Data
and ovule abortion in Oxalis magnifica. American Journal of Botany 73:246-253. Hainsworth, F. R., L. L. Wolf, and T. Mercier. 1985. Pollen limitation in a monocarpic species, Ipomopsis aggregate.Expand
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Inferring extinction from a sighting record.
  • A. Solow
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Mathematical biosciences
  • 1 May 2005
The extinctions of plant and animal species are almost never observed directly, but must be inferred from sighting records. This paper reviews some methods for statistical inference about theExpand
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A simple test for change in community structure
1. The effect of disturbance on a biological community is commonly measured by a change in an index of community structure. When such an index is calculated from a sample from the community, it isExpand
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Acoustic alarms reduce porpoise mortality
The most serious danger to dolphins and porpoises around the world is the threat from various forms of gill-net fishing. One potential way to reduce the number of deaths of marine mammals is the useExpand
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VALUE OF IMPROVED LONG‐RANGE WEATHER INFORMATION
An important human welfare implication of climate involves effects of interannual variation in temperature and precipitation on agriculture. Year-to-year variations in U.S. climate result from ElExpand
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Individual recognition in wild bottlenose dolphins: a field test using playback experiments
We conducted playback experiments with wild bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, to determine whether there is sufficient information in their individually distinctive signature whistles forExpand
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Inferring extinction in a declining population
This note describes a test for extinction in a declining population based on a record of sightings. The test assumes that, prior to extinction, the sightings follow a Poisson process with decreasingExpand
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