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Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information 1

Evenness as a function of species richness for communities with a classic ‘hollow curve’ species abundance distribution (SAD; sampled here from a lognormal distribution with mean = 0.01), across a range of individuals counted. Histogram inset shows an example of the sampled SAD; R.A. is relative abundance.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.357v1/supp-1

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Justin P Suraci is affiliated with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Author Contributions

James PW Robinson conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Easton R White conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Logan D Wiwchar conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Danielle C Claar conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Justin P Suraci conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Julia K Baum conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of related data:

Supplementary materials and R code are provided here:

https://github.com/baumlab/evenness

Funding

We received support from The Leverhulme Trust (to JPWR), Fulbright Canada (to ERW), NSERC (to JPS and JKB) and the University of Victoria (to DCC and JKB). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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