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Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Thomas J. Stohlgren


This book provides sampling designs for measuring species richness and diversity, patterns of plant diversity, species-environment relationships, and species distributions in complex landscapes and natural ecosystems. Part I introduces the problem: plant diversity studies are difficult to design and conduct in part because of the history and baggage associated with the evolution of plant ecology into a quantitative science. Issues of scale, resolution, and extent must be effectively commandeered. Part II implores the practitioner to take an experimental approach to sampling plant diversity wit ... More

Keywords: species-environment relationships, species distribution, ecosystems, plant ecology, multi-scale sampling, sampling designs, field ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195172331
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas J. Stohlgren, author
Colorado State University