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Modelling the effects of chlorophyll fluorescence from subsurface layers on photosynthetic efficiency measurements in microphytobenthic algae

Forster, R. and Kromkamp, J.C. (2004) Modelling the effects of chlorophyll fluorescence from subsurface layers on photosynthetic efficiency measurements in microphytobenthic algae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 284, 9-22. ISSN 0171-8630.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps284009

Abstract

The number of studies on marine biological diversity is increasing rapidly. One of the primary goals of such studies is to estimate how many species occur in a given area. Both parametric and non-parametric methods have been developed to make such estimates. Here, we examine 2 categories of methods: one proposed by Chao (1984) Scand J Statist 11:265–270 and one by Karakassis (1995) Mar Ecol Prog Ser 120:299–303. Foggo et al. (2003) Mar Ecol Prog Ser 248:15–26 recently compared these methods. By examining the bases for the methods, we show that both give large underestimates of the likely number of species in a given area, and an alternative solution is suggested. [KEYWORDS: Species richness ; Extrapolation ; Accumulation ; Large samples ; Sampling effort]

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:11516
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 01:00
Last Modified:14 Oct 2013 11:36

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