The variety of species that occur in different habitats, which can be determined by species turnover, a measure which relies on the presence or absence of different species within two sites.
Adapted from Whittaker 1972 1
Scientific Definition: The extent of differentiation of communities along habitat gradients.
Whittaker, 1972 1
References & Websites
- Whittaker, R. 1972. Evolution and Measurement of Species Diversity. Taxon, 21, 213-251.