New multidimensional functional diversity indices for a multifaceted framework in functional ecology.

  title={New multidimensional functional diversity indices for a multifaceted framework in functional ecology.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Vill{\'e}ger and Norman W. H. Mason and David Mouillot},
  volume={89 8},
Functional diversity is increasingly identified as an important driver of ecosystem functioning. Various indices have been proposed to measure the functional diversity of a community, but there is still no consensus on which are most suitable. Indeed, none of the existing indices meets all the criteria required for general use. The main criteria are that they must be designed to deal with several traits, take into account abundances, and measure all the facets of functional diversity. Here we… 

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