The components of biodiversity, with a particular focus on phylogenetic information

@inproceedings{Scheiner2017TheCO,
  title={The components of biodiversity, with a particular focus on phylogenetic information},
  author={Samuel M Scheiner and Evsey Kosman and Steven J Presley and Michael R Willig},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2017}
}
We present a framework for biodiversity metrics that organizes the growing panoply of metrics. Our framework distinguishes metrics based on the type of information-abundance, phylogeny, function-and two common properties-magnitude and variability. Our new metrics of phylogenetic diversity are based on a partition of the total branch lengths of a cladogram into the proportional share of each species, including: a measure of divergence which standardizes the amount of evolutionary divergence by… CONTINUE READING

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Divergence was greatest in lowland rainforest and at the transition between cloud and elfin forests , and least in upper elfin forests and in cloud forests .
Divergence was greatest in lowland rainforest and at the transition between cloud and elfin forests , and least in upper elfin forests and in cloud forests .
Divergence was greatest in lowland rainforest and at the transition between cloud and elfin forests , and least in upper elfin forests and in cloud forests .
In contrast , regularity was greatest in lowland rainforest , dipping to its smallest values in mid - elevation cloud forests , and then increasing in high elevation elfin forests .
In contrast , regularity was greatest in lowland rainforest , dipping to its smallest values in mid - elevation cloud forests , and then increasing in high elevation elfin forests .
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