Log-normal distribution of species abundances is not a universal indicator of rain forest disturbance

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1998
Authors:M. Nummelin
Journal:Journal of Applied Ecology
Date Published:Jun
Accession Number:ISI:000076100200009
Keywords:bioindicator, community structure, diversity, kibale forest, logging, patterns, tropical forest management, Uganda, virgin

1. The fit to log-normal distribution of species abundances of grasshoppers, ladybird beetles, tortoise beetles and dung beetles and forest floor vegetation in unlogged and selectively felled sites in Kibale Forest, western Uganda was analysed. It was shown that the fit to log-normal distribution cannot be used as a straightforward universal indicator of rainforest disturbance.

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Alternate Journal:J. Appl. Ecol.
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