Summation over all species gives [math]N=\sum_{i=1}^{n_S} n_i \Delta x_i[/math], with [math]\Delta x_i=x_i-x_{i-1}=\alpha x^j/j, \; j=n_S+1-i, \; x_0=0[/math]. Integrated vector management is a dynamic and still-evolving field. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. 2. Measurement of diversity. Our new CrystalGraphics Chart and Diagram Slides for PowerPoint is a collection of over 1000 impressively designed data-driven chart and editable diagram s guaranteed to impress any audience. Where the randomness cannot be guaranteed, for example when certain species are preferentially sampled, the Brillouin index[7][6] is a more appropriate form of the information index. The log-normal distribution allows variation of [math]n[/math] from 0 to infinity; the corresponding values of [math]y[/math] are in the range [math][-\infty, +\infty][/math]. [math]D_{Mn} = \Large\frac{S}{\sqrt{N}} \normalsize. However, complete inventories of all species present at a certain location, is an almost unattainable goal in practical applications. One important consideration is that only those traits linked to the ecosystem process of interest are used. Evenness indices: Evenness expresses how evenly the individuals in a community are distributed among the different species (examples Fig.1b). The mean is obtained by taking the weighted sum of the number of digits: [math]H'= - \sum_{i=1}^S p_i \ln(p_i)[/math]. and Henderson, P.A. The measurement of diversity in different types of biological collection. Evolutionary Biol. The parameter [math]\alpha\,[/math] is a characteristic of the community and independent of sample size. It assumes that a species preempts a fraction [math]k[/math] of a limiting resource, a second species the same fraction [math]k[/math] of the remainder and so on. 4. Taxonomic indices: These indices take into account the taxonomic relation between different organisms in a community. It assumes that individuals are randomly sampled from a very large community, and that all species are represented in the sample. Calculation of Species diversity and related indices. \qquad (13)[/math]. Nature 422: 714–716, McArthur, R.H. 1957. The distribution over species thus changes with sample size. For large positive values of [math]a[/math] the Hill number probes mainly the most abundant species, whereas for large negative values the Hill number probes mainly the rarest species. This is the case, for example, if all [math]N[/math] individuals in a sample belong to different species. The number of individuals [math]n_i[/math] of species [math]i[/math] is called the abundance of this species. The potential effects of functional diversity on productivity have been described by two qualitatively different models, reviewed in Tilman (1999).The first is the sampling effect model, simultaneously proposed in 1997 by three different authors (L. Aarssen; M. Huston; and D. Tilman, C. Lehman, and K. Thomson). where [math]S[/math] is the total number of species and where [math]\mu[/math] and [math]\sigma[/math] are related to the average number of individuals per species and to the variance, [math]\overline{n} = \Large\frac{N}{S}\normalsize = \exp(\mu + ½ \sigma^2) , \qquad \overline{(n-\overline{n})^2} = (\exp(\sigma^2) – 1)\, \exp(2 \mu +\sigma^2) . Océanogr.) Nearly all diversity and evenness indices are based on the relative abundance of species, thus on estimates of [math]p_i[/math] in which [math]p_i = n_i / N [/math], with [math]n_i[/math] the abundance of the [math]i[/math]-th species in the sample and [math]N = \sum _{i = 1}^S \, n_i[/math] with [math]S[/math] the total number of species in the sample. Journal of Theoretical Biology 13: 131–144, Hill, M.O. [/math], The Shannon-Wiener index for the log-normal distribution (Eq. Relative abundance is the percent composition of an organism of a particular kind relative to the total number of organisms in the area. Substitution gives [math]\ln(P) \approx -N \sum_{i=1}^{S} p_i \, \ln(p_i)[/math], which is [math]N \times[/math] the Shannon-Wiener index [math]H'[/math]. OBJECTIVE 7 PART 2 THE PRESSURE-STATE-RESPONSE INDICATOR FRAMEWORK 9 3. Preston [16] first suggested to use a log-normal distribution for the description of species-abundances distributions. 11), the log-normal distribution does not assume that species with the lowest abundance are most numerous. Summations over [math]i, j[/math] are from 1 to [math]S[/math] with [math]i\lt j[/math] because the path length for two individuals of the same species is zero. The most widely used diversity index in the ecological literature is the Shannon-Wiener diversity index[5][6]. The dependence on the single parameter [math]S[/math] is weak for large values of [math]S[/math]. Ecological diversity. in which [math] n_i != 1 \times 2 \times 3 \times ... \times n_i[/math] and [math]n_i [/math] = the number of individuals in species [math]i[/math] and [math]N=\sum_{i=1}^S n_i[/math] is the total number of individuals in the community. The Shannon index is given by the expression. Rev. This measure is strongly dependent on sampling size and effort. Hill defined a set of diversity numbers of different order. The measurement of biodiversity 1. Because [math]\sum_{i=1}^S p_i = 1[/math], we have. David Tilman, in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2001. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. Paul Andersen explains the importance of biodiversity. It gives genetic variation within a population or varieties within one species. 10: 1-67. The log-series index [math]\alpha\,[/math] is a parameter of the log-series model that was derived by Fisher et al (1943[15]) from statistical arguments for very heterogeneous communities. 4). The carbon isotope record in Fig. the biodiversity increases) with increasing number of species [math]S[/math]. 1a). This results distinct population of one, even same species. We further have [math]\sum_{i=1}^{S} p_i=1[/math]. London: Academic Express. What is biodiversity, how to measure biodiversity..and classification. The distance can be seen as the length of the path connecting these two organisms along the branches of a phylogenetic tree. An important goal of ecology is to describe these consistent patterns in different communities, and explain them in terms of interactions with the biotic and abiotic environment. He explains the importance of keystone species in an environment and gives two examples; the jaguar and the sea otter. (median rates across scenarios) [10] (Fig. (11) into the rank-abundance distribution gives [math](n_i, x_i), \; i=1, …., n_S[/math], with [math]n_i=n_S+1-i, \quad x_i=\alpha \sum_{j=n_S+1-i}^{n_S} (x^j/j)[/math]. The geometric model gives a straight line on a plot of log abundance against rank (species sequence), see Fig. All individuals are equal: this means that there is no distinction between the largest and the smallest individual, in practice however the smallest animals can often escape for example by sampling with nets. 2. Species richness indices: Species richness is a measure for the total number of the species in a community (examples Fig. and Gaston K.J. Natl. It is based on total branch length of a dendrogram, which is constructed from species trait values. Representatives from more than 20 countries identified four major conclusions: Plant biomass is usually assumed to be positively correlated with canopy cover. \qquad (9)[/math]. For example, a community with five species with different traits will have a higher functional diversity than a community of equal richness but where the species are functionally similar. [Indices of diversity and evenness]. If all species are equally represented in the sample, then [math]p_i=1/S[/math] or [math]\gamma=1/S[/math]. \times n_S! 3. 1 was compiled by Hayes et al. Thus a study focusing on bird-mediated seed dispersal would exclude traits such as plumage color that are not related to this function, but traits such as beak size and shape should be included. We have [math]N = \sum_{i=1}^S n_i = Ck\sum_{i=1}^S (1-k)^{(i-1)} = C(1-(1-k)^S) [/math], hence [math]C=\Large\frac{N}{1-(1-k)^S}[/math]. Explaining the excess of rare species in natural species abundance distributions. On the relative abundance of bird species. If all species are represented in equal numbers in the sample [math]H_0=H_1=H_2=S[/math]. For example, the diversity of mangroves versus the diversity of seagrass beds; Gamma diversity is a measure of the overall diversity for different ecosystems within a region. Three types of indices can be distinguished: 1. Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sustainable development is a unique opportunity to create markets, open the field of work, integrate marginalized people into society, and give everyone the freedom and ability to choose the path of their future. Species abundance has been recorded in using appropriate and comparable units. This distribution satisfies the condition [math]N = \sum_{i=1}^S n_i [/math]. Contrary to the log-series distribution (Eq. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. Evolution of species diversity in land communities. The Sputnik 1 launch elicited interesting reactions, most of which turned out to be wron… 2b. Ecology 54: 427–473, Warwick R.M. Despite the attempt to correct for sample size, both measures remain strongly influenced by sampling effort. Another evenness index was proposed by Pielou (1966[9]). About. \qquad (15)[/math]. Types of Biodiversity: (a) Genetic diversity: It is the variation of genes within the species. Formal geologic time begins with the Archean Eon (4.0 billion to 2.5 billion years ago) and continues to the present day. \approx n_S \ln(n_S) \approx (N/ \alpha)(\ln(N)-\ln(\alpha))[/math]. The Pielou index [math]J'[/math] is defined as, [math]J' \, = \, H' / \ln(S) . You can change your ad preferences anytime. Measurements of biodiversity seldom capture all its dimensions, and the most common measure—species richness—is no exception. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. Substitution yields [math]H' \approx \ln(\alpha)[/math]. Take [math]a=1+\epsilon[/math] and [math]\epsilon \to 0[/math], then [math]p_i^a \to p_i+\epsilon \large\frac{d}{d \epsilon} p_i^{1+\epsilon}\normalsize \approx p_i + \epsilon p_i \ln p_i[/math]. Alpha diversity refers to diversity within a particular area, community or ecosystem, and is usually measured by counting the number of taxa within the ecosystem (usually species level); Beta diversity is species diversity between ecosystems; this involves comparing the number of taxa that are unique to each of the ecosystems. The positive relationship between ecosystem functioning and species richness is often attributed to the greater number of functional groups found in richer assemblages (see also Resilience and resistance). Journal of Animal Ecology 12: 42-58, Preston, F.W. This gives [math]\ln(P) \approx N \, \ln(N) – n_1 \, \ln(n_1) – n_2\, \ln(n_2) - ….. n_S \, \ln(n_S) [/math]. Océanis (Doc. Assuming that the numbers [math]N, n_1, n_2, …. The commonness and rarity of species. Measuring just 22 inches in diameter and weighing 184 pounds, it circled the Earth every 95 minutes, travelling 29,000 kilometres an hour at an altitude of 900 km. Sci. All the different ways in which [math]N[/math] individuals can be distributed in numbers [math]n_1, n_2, …, n_S[/math] for the species [math]1, 2, …., S[/math] are equivalent and thus provide no additional information about the sample. The index also increases when [math]\sigma[/math] decreases; when all species have similar abundance (high evenness = small [math]\sigma[/math]), the biodiversity is high. Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) is a community peer-reviewed, open access, comprehensive online platform, designed to accelerate publishing, dissemination and sharing of biodiversity-related data of any kind. It is clearly unwise to use different types of abundance measure, such as the number of individuals and the biomass, in the same investigation. Looks like you’ve clipped this slide to already. How do we define ‘biodiversity’? A taxonomic distinctness index and its statistical properties The number, variety, and variability of living organisms in a quantified area. He starts by describing how biodiversity can be species, genetic or ecosystem diversity. 1973. The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Biodiversity Forum convened representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2000 to discuss using biodiversity to strengthen livelihoods (Emerton and Maganya, 2000). Measurements . Since, according to the log-series model, [math]0 \lt \,x \lt 1[/math] and [math]\alpha\,[/math] and [math]\,x[/math] are presumed to be constant, the expected number of species will be the highest for the first abundance class comprising a single individual. Diversity estimates based on different units are not directly comparable. IVM strategies are designed to achieve the greatest disease-control benefit in the most cost-effective manner, while minimizing negative impacts on ecosystems (e.g. THE MEASURE OF BIODIVERSITY 2. Demography is the scientific study of human population primarily with respect to size, structure, distribution and change. \approx n_i\, \ln(n_i) [/math], [math]\ln(P) \approx N \, \ln(N) – n_1 \, \ln(n_1) – n_2\, \ln(n_2) - ….. n_S \, \ln(n_S) [/math], [math]\ln(P) \approx -N \sum_{i=1}^{S} p_i \, \ln(p_i)[/math], [math]H'= - \sum_{i=1}^S p_i \ln(p_i)[/math], [math]p_i^a \to p_i+\epsilon \large\frac{d}{d \epsilon} p_i^{1+\epsilon}\normalsize \approx p_i + \epsilon p_i \ln p_i[/math], [math]H_1 = \lim_{\epsilon \to 0} (1 + \epsilon \sum_{i=1}^S p_i \ln p_i)^{-1/\epsilon} = \exp(-\sum_{i=1}^S p_i \ln p_i)[/math], [math]n_i=n_S+1-i, \quad x_i=\alpha \sum_{j=n_S+1-i}^{n_S} (x^j/j)[/math], [math]N=\sum_{i=1}^{n_S} n_i \Delta x_i[/math], [math]\Delta x_i=x_i-x_{i-1}=\alpha x^j/j, \; j=n_S+1-i, \; x_0=0[/math], [math]H'=- \sum_{i=1}^{n_S} \Delta x_i (n_i/N) \ln(n_i/N)=\ln(N)-(\alpha/N)\sum_{j=1}^{n_S} x^j \ln(j)[/math], [math]\sum_{j=1}^{n_S} x^j \ln(j) \approx \sum_{j=1}^{n_S} \ln(j) = \ln(n_S!) Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. 2003. Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. 3. Methodology for Assessing Biodiversity Prof. S. Ajmal Khan Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology Annamalai University T he biodiversity has remained as one of the central themes of ecology since many years. Taking the natural logarithm gives [math]N \times[/math] the Brillouin index [math]H[/math]. depletion of biodiversity) and adverse side-effects on public health. Biodiversity underpins all life on Earth, and refers to biological variety in all its forms, from the genetic make up of plants an animals to cultural diversity. 1966. This large volume of biodiversity data, collected output [50]. A closer examination of near-term (2020–50) rates paints a similar picture. For large values of [math]S[/math] this distribution depends only on the parameter [math]k[/math]. Division by [math]N[/math] makes the index independent of the sample size. Indices de diversité et régularité. According to the assumptions underlying the model, the numbers [math]\, n_1, n_2, …., n_S \, [/math] of species [math]\, 1, 2, …., S \,[/math] are. An introduction to numerical classification. The Hill numbers[10] combine species richness and evenness. \qquad (5)[/math]. . • When only presence/absence data is considered, both [math]\Delta[/math] and [math]\Delta^*[/math] converge to the same statistic [math]\Delta^+[/math], which can be seen as the average taxonomic path length between any two randomly chosen species[12], [math]\Delta^+= \Large\frac{\sum\sum_{i\lt j} \, \omega_{ij}}{S(S-1)/2} \normalsize . Chapter 21: Conservation and Biodiversity. [/math] (the first individual in an ordered sample can be chosen in [math]N[/math] ways, the second in [math]N-1[/math] ways and so on). 1969. Tanmay Mukhopadhyay 1 and Soumen Bhattacharjee 1* Abstract . 1. Biodiversity PPT by Easybiologyclass (Introduction, Measurement & Uses of Bio... No public clipboards found for this slide. (14) can also be written as a rank-abundance distribution: [math]n_i = \Large\frac{N}{S}\normalsize \exp(- \sigma^2/2 + \sqrt{2} \sigma erf^{(-1)}(1-2i/S )) , \qquad (16) [/math], where [math]n_i[/math] is the abundance of species [math]i[/math] (species ranked in order of decreasing abundance) and where [math] erf^{(-1)}[/math] is the inverse error function, [math]erf^{(-1)}(erf(x))=x, \quad erf(x)=\Large\frac{2}{\sqrt{\pi}}\normalsize \int_0^x e^{-y^2}. Measuring biological diversity, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, UK. News; For example, the diversity within the coastal region of Gazi Bay in Kenia. The relative abundance of species in an assemblage is the only factor that determines its importance in a diversity measure. 1998. IV.A.1. \times n_2! [math]H_1 = \exp{H'} [/math] (the limit of [math]H_a[/math] for [math]a \to 1[/math] corresponds to the exponential of the Shannon-Wiener diversity index, see appendix A2). While losses are uneven this represents a loss of 4 mm of soil a year, twenty or more times replacement rates. Shannon C. E. and Weaver W. 1949. The total number of species [math]S= \sum_{j=1}^{n_S} s(j)=\alpha \sum_{j=1}^{n_S} (x^j / j) [/math] for a large sample with many species can be approximated by, [math]S \approx \alpha \sum_{j=1}^{\infty} x^j / j = - \alpha \, \ln(1-x) . The [math]k[/math]-dominance plot. biodiversity defines the urgent need to supply reliable and scientifically sound data on the rate and direction of change of biodiversity, even at a global scale, i.e. Chart and Diagram Slides for PowerPoint - Beautifully designed chart and diagram s for PowerPoint with visually stunning graphics and animation effects. and Soetaert, K. 1998. If all species are represented in equal numbers in the sample, then [math]J'=1[/math]. All species are equal: this means that richness measurement makes no distinctions amongst species and treat the species that are exceptionally abundant in the same way as those that are extremely rare species. This is a normal (Gaussian) distribution for the parameter [math]y=\ln(n)[/math], the logarithm of the species abundance [math]n[/math] (= the number of individuals belonging to a particular species). What little water exists is increasingly less available for a burgeoning population expected to substantially increase in the coming decades. Journal of Applied Ecology 35 (4): 523-531, Petchey O.L. Proc. If all the individuals belong to the same species there are no distinct equivalent permutations, i.e. Dimensions of Sustainable Development: Social, Economic, Technological, and Environmental Sustainability in development theory. 1943. If one species strongly dominates [math]J'[/math] is close to zero. Theory and Concepts. Sputnik 1 was a significant scientific achievement. The Periodic Table of Elements; Geological Time; Measurements and the Metric System and Stephenson W. 1975. Assumptions underlying biodiversity measurement. . It is not very often found in nature, only in early successional stages or in species poor environments[14]. Diversity and evenness: a unifying notation and its consequences. The species-abundance distribution Eq. PRESSURES, BENEFITS AND THEIR INDICATORS 13 4.1 Habitat change 13 A value of Simpson's Index of 0.7, is not the same as a value of 0.7 for Simpson's Index of Diversity. . When recording the abundance of different species in a sample, it is invariably found that some species are rare, whereas others are more abundant. Samples are considered with a large number of species and a large number of individuals. 4. The values of [math]\,x[/math] and [math]\alpha[/math] can be estimated from these two equations (under the condition [math]x^{n_S} \lt \lt 1[/math]) by counting the total numbers [math]N[/math] and [math]S[/math] in the sample. Ecology 29: 254–283, Magurran, A.E. USA 43: 293-295, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiversity#Measurement_of_biodiversity, http://www.coastalwiki.org/wiki/Measurements_of_biodiversity, http://www.coastalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Measurements_of_biodiversity&oldid=78317. Introduction; Importance of Biodiversity; Threats to Biodiversity; Preserving Biodiversity; Appendix. Nature 163: 688. 4) which is rare in natural communities[14]. 5 (3): 402-411, Heip, C.H.R., Herman, P.M.J. [math]H_1 = \lim_{\epsilon \to 0} (1 + \epsilon \sum_{i=1}^S p_i \ln p_i)^{-1/\epsilon} = \exp(-\sum_{i=1}^S p_i \ln p_i)[/math]. This index is measure of pure taxonomic relatedness, [math]\Delta^* = \Large\frac{ \sum\sum_{i\lt j} \, \omega_{ij} n_i n_j}{\sum\sum_{i\lt j} \, n_i n_j}\normalsize . Assuming [math]n_S\gt \gt 1[/math] and [math]n_S (1-x) \lt \lt 1[/math] we have [math]\alpha n_S \approx N[/math] and [math]\sum_{j=1}^{n_S} x^j \ln(j) \approx \sum_{j=1}^{n_S} \ln(j) = \ln(n_S!) New York: Wiley. 16) is given by, [math]H' \approx \ln(S) - \Large\frac{\sigma^2}{2}\normalsize . It should be noted that, unless the number of species increases linearly with the sample size, the parameter [math]x[/math] depends on the sample size. [math]P=1[/math]. It is therefore important to ascertain which index has actually been used in any comparative studies of diversity. )[/math], [math]\ln(n_i!) An introduction to mathematical ecology. ADVERTISEMENTS: Biodiversity, besides its ecological significance provides a socio-economic and monetary asset to the nation. For large values of [math]S[/math] the Shannon-Wiener index is close to [math]H' \approx ln(S)[/math]. beyond the boundaries of ecosystems, countries and cultures. \qquad (18)[/math]. Certain other parameters (e.g. [math]H' = -\sum_{i=1}^S p_i \, \ln p_i , \qquad (3)[/math] . Occasional species occur infrequently in the record, are typically low in abundance and have different habitat requirements; they follow a log-series distribution. With this definition, a measure of the information entropy in a large sample is given by the logarithm of the number [math]P[/math] of all different permutations of individuals that give the same distribution of individuals over species. The first two indices are based on information theory. material for evolution. [/math]. Assumptions underlying biodiversity measurement, The niche preemption model or the geometric model, The broken-stick model or the negative exponential distribution, [math]H' = -\sum_{i=1}^S p_i \, \ln p_i , \qquad (3)[/math], [math] n_i != 1 \times 2 \times 3 \times ... \times n_i[/math], [math]H_2 =\Large\frac{1}{\gamma}\normalsize [/math], [math]\alpha\,x \, , \quad \Large\frac{\alpha\, x^2}{2} \, , \frac{\alpha\, x^3}{3} , \, …..\, , \frac{\alpha\, x^{n_S}}{n_S} \qquad[/math], [math]\qquad s(j)= \Large\frac{\alpha\, x^j}{j} \normalsize , \; j=1, …, n_S , \qquad (11)[/math], [math]S= \sum_{j=1}^{n_S} s(j)=\alpha \sum_{j=1}^{n_S} (x^j / j) [/math], [math] N \ = \sum_{j=1}^{n_S} j s(j) = \alpha \sum_{j=1}^{n_S} x^j [/math], [math]erf^{(-1)}(erf(x))=x, \quad erf(x)=\Large\frac{2}{\sqrt{\pi}}\normalsize \int_0^x e^{-y^2}. The number of equivalent distinct permutations is then equal to [math]P=N! 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