Functional Diversity

  • Nathan G. Swenson
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The objectives of this chapter are to explore the variety of metrics and approaches for analyzing the functional composition and diversity of species assemblages. Important topics will include the consideration of how uni- and multivariate trait data are utilized in functional diversity analyses, the use of raw trait distance matrices versus trait dendrograms, and the degree of similarity between functional diversity metrics.


Convex Hull Functional Diversity Distance Matrix Neighbor Distance Principal Component Score 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan G. Swenson
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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