What this Lesson Covers
So far in this course we have learned that several attributes
can be measured to describe vegetation communities. These
There are several ways that these individual attributes can be combined
to create descriptive measures of plant communities. These include:
This module overviews approaches and protocols that combine individual
attributes to create a few commonly used measures to describe plant communities.
After this module you will be able to:
individual measures of density, cover or biomass can be used to calculate
composition of a plant community.
Calculate and evaluate common values for biodiversity in plant
Describe the ways
that diversity and dominance are used to evaluate plant communities.
how the similarity between plant communities can be used to assess and
the concept of a "referent" used in monitoring