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Simpson's Biodiversity Index

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Explore the equation for Simposn’s Index of Biodiversity, and practise calculating the biodiversity of a number of different habitats, and drawing comparisons between them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarise yourself with the equation for Simpson's Biodiversity Index
  • Calculate Simpson's Biodiversity Index for a number of different habitats
  • Compare the biodiversity of several habitats
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Skills

Interpreting and Analysing Data

  • Interpret and use case study data to calculate Simpson’s Diversity Index

Concepts Principles and Theories

  • When to apply Simpson's Diversity Index to various situations
  • Compare the diversity of different habitats

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Biochemistry
Biological Science
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Ecology & Evolution

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