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Measurement of alpha diversity using Simpson index (1/Lamda): the jeopardy

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Author(s): R. Sagar | Gyan P. Sharma

Journal: Environmental Skeptics and Critics
ISSN 2224-4263

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Simpson index | alpha diversity | revision

ABSTRACT
Simpson index, in the form of D=1/Lamda, is frequently cited in ecological literatures. In present study we proposed that 1-Lamda instead of 1/Lamda, for the measurement of alpha diversity could be a better and justified approach.
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