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Species abundance in a forest community in South China: A case of poisson lognormal distribution

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Species abundance in a forest community in South China: A case of poisson lognormal distribution; 2005; Article; Journal; Journal of Integrative Plant Biology; Yin, Z. -Y.; Ren, H.; Zhang, Q. -M.; Peng, S. -L.; Guo, Q. -F.; Zhou, G. -Y.

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Case studies on Poisson lognormal distribution of species abundance have been rare, especially in forest communities. We propose a numerical method to fit the Poisson lognormal to the species abundance data at an evergreen mixed forest in the Dinghushan Biosphere Reserve, South China. Plants in the tree, shrub and herb layers in 25 quadrats of 20 m??20 m, 5 m??5 m, and 1 m??1 m were surveyed. Results indicated that: (i) for each layer, the observed species abundance with a similarly small median, mode, and a variance larger than the mean was reverse J-shaped and followed well the zero-truncated Poisson lognormal; (ii) the coefficient of variation, skewness and kurtosis of abundance, and two Poisson lognormal parameters (?? and ??) [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1111/j.1744-7909.2005.00095.x
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