Variation in copepod species assemblage distributions. The utility of the log-normal approach

Peter B. Ortner, Leonard C. Hill, Shailer R. Cummings

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Abstract

Pelagic copepod species distributions were found to vary in relation to an environmental gradient. As suggested by Gray, systematic changes were noted in the skewness of the log-normal. However, no systematic changes in the standard of deviation of the log-normal were noted. The data indicate that such assemblages ill-fit Preston's 'canonical' expectation. Further, analysis of changes in the evenness function yielded similar conclusions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Variation in copepod species assemblage distributions. The utility of the log-normal approach. / Ortner, Peter B.; Hill, Leonard C.; Cummings, Shailer R.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 6, 01.01.1982, p. 195-197.

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Ortner, Peter B. ; Hill, Leonard C. ; Cummings, Shailer R. / Variation in copepod species assemblage distributions. The utility of the log-normal approach. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 1982 ; Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 195-197.
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