A distance-based framework for measuring functional diversity from multiple traits.

  title={A distance-based framework for measuring functional diversity from multiple traits.},
  author={E. Lalibert{\'e} and P. Legendre},
  volume={91 1},
  • E. Laliberté, P. Legendre
  • Published 2010
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Ecology
  • A new framework for measuring functional diversity (FD) from multiple traits has recently been proposed. This framework was mostly limited to quantitative traits without missing values and to situations in which there are more species than traits, although the authors had suggested a way to extend their framework to other trait types. The main purpose of this note is to further develop this suggestion. We describe a highly flexible distance-based framework to measure different facets of FD in… CONTINUE READING
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