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Biodiversity and Biogeographic Patterns in Asia-Pacific Region, Volume 1: Statistical Methods & Case Studies

By: Youhua Chen(Author), Juan J Morrone(Foreword By)

153 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.

Hardback | Jan 2015 | #228817 | ISBN-13: 9781681080161
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This brief book is dedicated to the quantitative analyses and systematic discussion of spatial biodiversity and biogeographic patterns in the Asia-Pacific region comprised of China, India and adjacent countries. Biodiversity and Biogeographic Patterns in Asia-Pacific Region, Volume 1 is split into two sections. The first section presents readers with detailed statistical methods to conduct spatial macro-biodiversity and biogeography analyses. Step-by-step instructions on how to perform these statistical methods by using the statistical program R are also provided. In the second part, different quantitative case studies are presented covering several topics, including phylogenetics, spatial statistics, multivariate statistics and ecological genomics. Each case study concludes with a detailed interpretation of the quantitative results and how these results are relevant to local and regional ecological processes. Biodiversity and Biogeographic Patterns in Asia-Pacific Region, Volume 1 is suitable for academics interested in biostatistics biodiversity and ecological studies specific to the Asia-Pacific region and China.


Foreword - Pp. i
Preface - Pp. iii-iv (2)
Mathematical Operators - Pp. v

- Species Richness and Diversity - Pp. 3-8 (6)
- Functional Diversity - Pp. 9-17 (9)
- Phylogenetic Diversity - Pp. 19-24 (6)
- Multiple-Site Beta Diversity Methods with an Introduction of R Package “MBI” - Pp. 25-32 (8)
- Species-Site Compositional Matrix Comparison Methods - Pp. 33-45 (13)
- Ecological Ordination Methods-Principal Component Analysis, Principal Coordinate Analysis, Redundancy Analysis and Canonical Correspondence Analysis - Pp. 47-53 (7)
- Variation Partitioning Techniques - Pp. 55-60 (6)
- Species-Area, Commonness-Area, Rarity-Area and Endemic Species-Area Relationships - Pp. 61-71 (11)
- Species Abundance Distribution - Pp. 73-81 (9)
- Statistical Methods for Estimating Species Abundance - Pp. 83-89 (7)
- Testing Distributional Randomness - Pp. 91-96 (6)
- Modeling Species’ Potential Distribution - Pp. 97-104 (8)
- Phylogenetic Relatedness Pattern and Climatic Correlates on the Distribution of Endemic Birds in China - Pp. 105-112 (8)
- Quantifying the Relative Contribution of Climatic Variability and Dispersal Limitation on the Distribution of Endemic Birds of Mainland China Using Spatial Point Pattern Analysis - Pp. 113-119 (7)
- A Phylogenetic Ancestral Endemism Index (PAE) Incorporating the Information of Ancestral Ranges for Setting Conservation Priority of Species and Areas - Pp. 121-131 (11)
- Can Higher Taxonomic Hierarchy Units be Effective Surrogates of Plant Hotspots and Conservation Areas? A Test on Endemic Plants in a Tropical Biodiversity Hotspot - Pp. 133-141 (9)
- Spatial Risk Assessment of Alien Plants in China Using Biodiversity Resistance Theory - Pp. 143-148 (6)

Index - Pp. 149-153 (5)

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