The effect of quadrat size, plant size, and plant distribution on frequency estimates in plant ecology

Aberdeen J.E.C. (1958) The effect of quadrat size, plant size, and plant distribution on frequency estimates in plant ecology. Australian Journal of Botany, 6 1: 47-58. doi:10.1071/BT9580047


Author Aberdeen J.E.C.
Title The effect of quadrat size, plant size, and plant distribution on frequency estimates in plant ecology
Journal name Australian Journal of Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-9862
Publication date 1958
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BT9580047
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 58
Total pages 12
Subject 1110 Nursing
1105 Dentistry
Abstract The theoretical foundation for frequency estimates, as used in plant ecology, is discussed. An equation is derived in which the absence value is linked with the quadrat size, the plant unit size, the plant density, and the aggregation of the plant units. Graphical methods are used to estimate the density and the average size of the individuals of a species for a random distribution. Departure from a random distribution can also be detected by these methods. It is shown that if an estimate of the average plant unit size is combined with the frequency estimates, then the reliability of the results is increased considerably. The value of frequency estimates made with one, two, or more sizes of quadrats is discussed.
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