Author: Youhua Chen

Biodiversity and Biogeographic Patterns in Asia-Pacific Region I: Statistical Methods and Case Studies

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-016-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-015-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015
DOI: 10.2174/97816810801541150101

Introduction

This brief book is dedicated to the quantitative analyses and systematic discussion of spatial biodiversity and biogeographic patterns in the Asia‐pacific region comprised of China, India and adjacent countries. The book is split into two sections. The first section presents readers with detailed statistical methods to conduct spatial macro‐biodiversity and biogeography analyses. Step-by-step instructions on how to perform these statistical methods by using the statistical program R are also provided. In the second part, different quantitative case studies are presented covering several topics, including phylogenetics, spatial statistics, multivariate statistics and ecological genomics. Each case study concludes with a detailed interpretation of the quantitative results and how these results are relevant to local and regional ecological processes. This reference is suitable for academics interested in biostatistics biodiversity and ecological studies specific to the Asia Pacific region and China.
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Foreword

- Pp. i
Juan J. Morrone
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Preface

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
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Mathematical Operators

- Pp. v
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Species Richness and Diversity

- Pp. 3-8 (6)
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Functional Diversity

- Pp. 9-17 (9)
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Phylogenetic Diversity

- Pp. 19-24 (6)
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Multiple-Site Beta Diversity Methods with an Introduction of R Package “MBI”

- Pp. 25-32 (8)
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Species-Site Compositional Matrix Comparison Methods

- Pp. 33-45 (13)
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Ecological Ordination Methods-Principal Component Analysis, Principal Coordinate Analysis, Redundancy Analysis and Canonical Correspondence Analysis

- Pp. 47-53 (7)
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Variation Partitioning Techniques

- Pp. 55-60 (6)
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Species-Area, Commonness-Area, Rarity-Area and Endemic Species-Area Relationships

- Pp. 61-71 (11)
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Species Abundance Distribution

- Pp. 73-81 (9)
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Statistical Methods for Estimating Species Abundance

- Pp. 83-89 (7)
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Testing Distributional Randomness

- Pp. 91-96 (6)
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Modeling Species’ Potential Distribution

- Pp. 97-104 (8)
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Phylogenetic Relatedness Pattern and Climatic Correlates on the Distribution of Endemic Birds in China

- Pp. 105-112 (8)
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Quantifying the Relative Contribution of Climatic Variability and Dispersal Limitation on the Distribution of Endemic Birds of Mainland China Using Spatial Point Pattern Analysis

- Pp. 113-119 (7)
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A Phylogenetic Ancestral Endemism Index (PAE) Incorporating the Information of Ancestral Ranges for Setting Conservation Priority of Species and Areas

- Pp. 121-131 (11)
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Can Higher Taxonomic Hierarchy Units be Effective Surrogates of Plant Hotspots and Conservation Areas? A Test on Endemic Plants in a Tropical Biodiversity Hotspot

- Pp. 133-141 (9)
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Spatial Risk Assessment of Alien Plants in China Using Biodiversity Resistance Theory

- Pp. 143-148 (6)
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Index

- Pp. 149-153 (5)
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