Knowing what we count : a comment on Guo

  • Guo (2011) points to problems arising from different approaches to estimating the proportions of floras that are native or alien, specifically those across and within various regions. This results in inconsistency of numbers reported from internal administrative units by underestimating the numbers of species that are alien to the region and overestimating native species richness. Resulting species numbers and proportions for smaller units within large countries, or whole continents, can be seriously biased if only species alien to the larger unit as a whole are considered alien, while all other species are considered native.

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Author:Petr Pyšek
Parent Title (English):NeoBiota
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2013/10/31
Date of first Publication:2011/10/05
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/10/31
Page Number:8
First Page:81
Last Page:88
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:NeoBiota / NeoBiota 10
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0