Multiplicative partition of true diversity yields independent alpha and beta components; additive partition does not.

@article{Baselga2010MultiplicativePO,
  title={Multiplicative partition of true diversity yields independent alpha and beta components; additive partition does not.},
  author={A. Baselga},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 7},
  pages={
          1974-81
        }
}
  • A. Baselga
  • Published 2010
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Ecology
The need for a measure of beta diversity independent of alpha diversity was stressed long time ago (Wilson and Shmida 1984), in order to ensure a ‘‘useful application of a measure [of beta diversity] to systems with different alpha diversities.’’ It should be noted that this requirement refers to the independence of beta diversity of mean alpha diversity, and not to the independence of beta diversity with regard to differences in alpha diversity between sites. The latter issue was addressed by… Expand

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