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species-area curve  


  • [Henderson's] graph illustrating the number of species (plotted on the y-axis) found in a given area (increase in area plotted on the x-axis). The shape of the curve provides information on the species diversity and species richness of an area and is helpful in determining the most efficient size of plot for sampling.

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  • species accumulation curve

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  • MS Academic Keywords


  • 0000-0003-2195-3997


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