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dc.contributor.authorShimadzu, Hideyasu
dc.contributor.authorDarnell, Ross
dc.identifier.citationShimadzu , H & Darnell , R 2015 , ' Attenuation of species abundance distributions by sampling ' , Royal Society Open Science , vol. 2 , 140219 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 182801507
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 88b36277-a920-4ebc-98f9-17cfb370f148
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84958078600
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000377965400003
dc.description.abstractQuantifying biodiversity aspects such as species presence/ absence, richness and abundance is an important challenge to answer scientific and resource management questions. In practice, biodiversity can only be assessed from biological material taken by surveys, a difficult task given limited time and resources. A type of random sampling, or often called sub-sampling, is a commonly used technique to reduce the amount of time and effort for investigating large quantities of biological samples. However, it is not immediately clear how (sub-)sampling affects the estimate of biodiversity aspects from a quantitative perspective. This paper specifies the effect of (sub-)sampling as attenuation of the species abundance distribution (SAD), and articulates how the sampling bias is induced to the SAD by random sampling. The framework presented also reveals some confusion in previous theoretical studies.
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dc.rightsCopyright 2015 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectBiodiversity estimationen
dc.subjectMarine surveysen
dc.subjectSpecies presence/absenceen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren
dc.titleAttenuation of species abundance distributions by samplingen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Research Councilen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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