The effect of area on local and regional elevational patterns of species richness

Dirk Nikolaus Karger, Jürgen Kluge, Thorsten Krömer, Andreas Hemp, Marcus Lehnert, Michael Kessler
  • Journal of Biogeography, February 2011, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02468.x

Area effects elevational patterns of biodiversity

What is it about?

Changes in biodiversity with elevation can have significant differences depending on the spatial scale at which they are sampled. Here we show that taking the differences in sampled area into account solves the dilema and biodiversity patterns become similar.

Why is it important?

Area has an important influence on how we measure and percieve patterns of biodiversity. It is therefore important to account for the effects of area in studies of biodiversity patterns.

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Dr Dirk Nikolaus Karger
Universitat Zurich

Area has an important influence on how we measure and percieve patterns of biodiversity. It is therefore important to account for the effects of area in studies of biodiversity patterns.

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