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Alpha diversity

FIXME Diversity of community consists of richness and evenness, where richness represents number of species, while evenness represents differences in relative abundances of individual species. Several commonly used diversity indices differ in a way how they cope with each of these two parameters.

Species richness

S~=~number of species

Shannon entropy


Simpson concentration index


Hill numbers


{}^0{D}~=~S (species richness)

{}^1{D}~=~e^{H_Sh} (exponential of Shannon entropy)

{}^2{D}~=~1/H_S (reciprocal of Simpson's concentration index)

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