Navigating the multiple meanings of β diversity: a roadmap for the practicing ecologist.

@article{Anderson2011NavigatingTM,
  title={Navigating the multiple meanings of β diversity: a roadmap for the practicing ecologist.},
  author={Marti J. Anderson and Thomas O. Crist and Jonathan M. Chase and Mark Vellend and Brian D. Inouye and Amy Freestone and Nathan J Sanders and Howard V. Cornell and Liza S Comita and K. F. Davies and Susan P Harrison and Nathan J. B. Kraft and James C Stegen and Nathan G Swenson},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={19-28}
}
A recent increase in studies of β diversity has yielded a confusing array of concepts, measures and methods. Here, we provide a roadmap of the most widely used and ecologically relevant approaches for analysis through a series of mission statements. We distinguish two types of β diversity: directional turnover along a gradient vs. non-directional variation… CONTINUE READING