Species–area relationship: separating the effects of species abundance and spatial distribution

  title={Species–area relationship: separating the effects of species abundance and spatial distribution},
  author={Even Tj{\o}rve and W. Kunin and C. Polce and K. M. C. Tj{\o}rve},
  journal={Journal of Ecology},
  • Even Tjørve, W. Kunin, +1 author K. M. C. Tjørve
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Journal of Ecology
  • Summary 1. The species‐area relationship (SAR) has long been used to describe biological diversity across spatial scales. Theoretically, we can describe SARs exhaustively from patterns of species abundance and spatial distribution; where all species are equally common and randomly dispersed, SARs typically rise steeply and then decelerate when plotted on logarithmic axes, but uneven abundances and spatial aggregation lower the SAR curve. 2. In this article, we have developed a generalized model… CONTINUE READING
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