Community Structure in Ecology

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Which term refers to the count of the number of species present in a community?

richness

What is the term for the percentage of individuals in a community that belong to one species?

abundance

What type of diagram plots each species in a community, beginning with the most abundant and ending with the least abundant?

rank-abundance

Which index represents the probability that two individuals randomly selected from a sample will belong to the same species?

Simpson's index

What are species called when they are most prevalent in a community?

dominants

Which term refers to the count of the number of species present in a community?

richness

What is the term for the percentage of individuals in a community that belong to one species?

abundance

What type of diagram plots each species in a community, beginning with the most abundant and ending with the least abundant?

rank-abundance diagram

Which index represents the probability that two individuals randomly selected from a sample will belong to the same species?

Simpson's index

What are species called when they are most prevalent in a community?

dominants

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