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 (US)
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Pollution

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