The implicit assumption of symmetry and the species abundance distribution.

  title={The implicit assumption of symmetry and the species abundance distribution.},
  author={David Gonz{\'a}lez Alonso and Annette Ostling and Rampal S. Etienne},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={11 2},
Species abundance distributions (SADs) have played a historical role in the development of community ecology. They summarize information about the number and the relative abundance of the species encountered in a sample from a given community. For years ecologists have developed theory to characterize species abundance patterns, and the study of these patterns has received special attention in recent years. In particular, ecologists have developed statistical sampling theories to predict the… CONTINUE READING
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