Tree Diversity in Western Kenya: Using Profiles to Characterise Richness and Evenness

@article{Kindt2005TreeDI,
  title={Tree Diversity in Western Kenya: Using Profiles to Characterise Richness and Evenness},
  author={Roeland Kindt and P. L. van Damme and Anthony J. H. Simons},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={1253-1270}
}
Species diversity is a function of the number of species and the evenness in the abundance of the component species. We calculated diversity and evenness profiles, which allowed comparing the diversity and evenness of communities. We applied the methodology to investigate differences in diversity among the main functions of trees on western Kenyan farms. Many use-groups (all trees and species that provide a specific use) could not be ranked in diversity or evenness. No use-group had perfectly… CONTINUE READING
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