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Activity Number: 352
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Biometrics Section
Abstract #319927
Title: Modeling Variation in Diversity
Author(s): Michael Anderson*
Companies: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Keywords: diversity index ; species abundance ; polylog distribution ; generalized linear regression

Ecologists and wildlife biologists use the Zipf, logarithmic, and lognormal distributions to model species abundance. The polylog distribution is proposed as a unifying model that can provide estimates of diversity indicies and total species counts. The distribution is used to model temporal or spatial variation of species diversity. Examples from demographics, authorship, and a bird migration route are presented.

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