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Multifractal diversity-area relationship at small scales in dune slack plant communities

Basil N. Yakimov, Beatrijs Bossuyt UGent, Dmitry I. Iudin and David B. Gelashviliy (2008) OIKOS. 117(1). p.33-39
abstract
The species-area relationship, SAR, is the first approximation to describe the spatial structure at the community level. This relation, however, takes only species richness into account and ignores interspecific differences in spatial patterns, such as dominance or rarity. The description of such patterns may be achieved via multifractal analysis, allowing the transition from SAR to the diversity-area relation, DAR. This study analyzes the spatial structure of a dune slack plant community, which can be considered as a multifractal object, at a scale level between 25 cm and 2 m. We applied a complete multifractal analysis including both Renyi spectrum and multifractal spectrum, using confidence intervals. The results indicated that we succeeded for the first time deriving generalized Renyi dimensions' spectrum without anomalies for diversity patterns in a plant community. We propose an interpretation of the multifractal spectrum in ecological terms as diversity patterns of subsets of species with a similar spatial distribution.
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DISTRIBUTIONS, SPATIAL SCALES, PATTERNS, DIMENSIONS, FRACTALS, ECOLOGY, SELF-SIMILARITY, SPECIES ABUNDANCE, FORESTS, MODELS
journal title
OIKOS
OIKOS
volume
117
issue
1
pages
33 - 39
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000251387000005
JCR category
ECOLOGY
JCR impact factor
2.97 (2008)
JCR rank
35/124 (2008)
JCR quartile
2 (2008)
ISSN
0030-1299
DOI
10.1111/j.2007.0030-1299.16121.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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744366
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-744366
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2009-09-09 09:01:36
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2009-10-26 14:25:46
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  abstract     = {The species-area relationship, SAR, is the first approximation to describe the spatial structure at the community level. This relation, however, takes only species richness into account and ignores interspecific differences in spatial patterns, such as dominance or rarity. The description of such patterns may be achieved via multifractal analysis, allowing the transition from SAR to the diversity-area relation, DAR. This study analyzes the spatial structure of a dune slack plant community, which can be considered as a multifractal object, at a scale level between 25 cm and 2 m. We applied a complete multifractal analysis including both Renyi spectrum and multifractal spectrum, using confidence intervals. The results indicated that we succeeded for the first time deriving generalized Renyi dimensions' spectrum without anomalies for diversity patterns in a plant community. We propose an interpretation of the multifractal spectrum in ecological terms as diversity patterns of subsets of species with a similar spatial distribution.},
  author       = {Yakimov, Basil N. and Bossuyt, Beatrijs and Iudin, Dmitry I. and Gelashviliy, David B.},
  issn         = {0030-1299},
  journal      = {OIKOS},
  keyword      = {DISTRIBUTIONS,SPATIAL SCALES,PATTERNS,DIMENSIONS,FRACTALS,ECOLOGY,SELF-SIMILARITY,SPECIES ABUNDANCE,FORESTS,MODELS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {33--39},
  title        = {Multifractal diversity-area relationship at small scales in dune slack plant communities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2007.0030-1299.16121.x},
  volume       = {117},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
Yakimov, Basil N., Beatrijs Bossuyt, Dmitry I. Iudin, and David B. Gelashviliy. 2008. “Multifractal Diversity-area Relationship at Small Scales in Dune Slack Plant Communities.” Oikos 117 (1): 33–39.
APA
Yakimov, B. N., Bossuyt, B., Iudin, D. I., & Gelashviliy, D. B. (2008). Multifractal diversity-area relationship at small scales in dune slack plant communities. OIKOS, 117(1), 33–39.
Vancouver
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Yakimov BN, Bossuyt B, Iudin DI, Gelashviliy DB. Multifractal diversity-area relationship at small scales in dune slack plant communities. OIKOS. 2008;117(1):33–9.
MLA
Yakimov, Basil N., Beatrijs Bossuyt, Dmitry I. Iudin, et al. “Multifractal Diversity-area Relationship at Small Scales in Dune Slack Plant Communities.” OIKOS 117.1 (2008): 33–39. Print.