Entropy and di v ersity

  title={Entropy and di v ersity},
  author={Lou Jost},
Entropies such as the Shannon /Wiener and Gini /Simpson indices are not themselves diversities. Conversion of these to effective number of species is the key to a unified and intuitive interpretation of diversity. Effective numbers of species derived from standard diversity indices share a common set of intuitive mathematical properties and behave as one would expect of a diversity, while raw indices do not. Contrary to Keylock, the lack of concavity of effective numbers of species is… CONTINUE READING
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