Use of abundance of one species as a surrogate for abundance of others.

Abstract

Indicator species concepts have a long history in conservation biology. Arguments in favor of these approaches generally stress expediency and assume efficacy. We tested the premise that the abundance patterns of one species can be used to infer those of other species. Our data consisted of 72,495 bird observations on 55 species across 1046 plots… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01396.x

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