Accession Number : AD0771184

Title :   A Computer Program for the Calculations and Comparisons of Diversity Indices in Biological Population Samples.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Apr 73,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Redus,Kenneth S.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Diversity indices are used by biologists to characterize sample distributions of species in an ecosystem. Applications of information theory, the Simpson index, and the McIntosh index of species diversity in biological collections are reviewed. A computer program is developed to calculate each measure for the relative abundance of species present in the community. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ECOLOGY, POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), DISTRIBUTION, ANIMALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE