Diversity Relationships

  • Stephen R. Kessell
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


The research described in the last chapters provides a wealth of data for interpreting the response of species and community diversity to environmental heterogeneity, and for testing and comparing the various theories on dominance-diversity relationships and the various diversity measures. The following discussion is divided into three sections: First is a discussion of the diversity mosaic and how it responds to spatial and temporal habitat heterogeneity; next is a discussion of the theory supporting various dominance-diversity relationships and measures of species diversity in relationship to the Glacier community data; the final section is a discussion of the evolution and maintainence of Glacier’s terrestrial diversity.


Beta Diversity Alpha Diversity Species Population Diversity Relationship Simpson Index 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen R. Kessell
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  1. 1.Gradient Modeling, Inc.MissoulaUSA

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