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On the estimation of species richness based on the accumulation of previously unrecorded species

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On the estimation of species richness based on the accumulation of previously unrecorded species; 2002; Article; Journal; Ecography; Cam, E.; Nichols, J.D.; Sauer, J.R.; Hines, J.E.

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Estimation of species richness of local communities has become an important topic in community ecology and monitoring. Investigators can seldom enumerate all the species present in the area of interest during sampling sessions. If the location of interest is sampled repeatedly within a short time period, the number of new species recorded is typically largest in the initial sample and decreases as sampling proceeds, but new species may be detected if sampling sessions are added. The question is how to estimate the total number of species. The data collected by sampling the area of interest repeatedly can be used to build species-accumulation curves: the cumulative number of species recorded as a function of the number of sampling sessions [...]

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