On the Information-Theoretical Meaning of Hill's Parametric Evenness

@article{Ricotta2002OnTI,
  title={On the Information-Theoretical Meaning of Hill's Parametric Evenness},
  author={Carlo Ricotta and Gian Carlo Avena},
  journal={Acta Biotheoretica},
  year={2002},
  volume={50},
  pages={63-71}
}
The degree to which abundances are divided equitably among community species or evenness is a basic property of any biological community. Several evenness indices have been proposed to summarize community structure. However, despite their potential applicability in ecological research, none seems to be generally preferred. In this paper we show that, unlike other evenness indices without any clear information-theoretical meaning, Hill's parametric diversity measure Eα,0 has an immediate… CONTINUE READING