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Modeling count data of rare species: some statistical issues

Cunningham, Ross; Lindenmayer, David


Most species abundance data show that a small number of species contribute the vast majority of individuals to a community. Thus, most taxa in a community are uncommon or rare. Yet such species will frequently be of ecological, conservation, or management interest. Data for uncommon or rare species will be presence/absence data or counts of abundance that contain a greater number of zero observations than would be predicted using standard, unimodal statistical distributions. Such data are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology


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