Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 56 - Communities - 56.3 - Communities Are Complex Networks of Species Interactions That Vary in Strength and Direction - 56.3 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1216: 1


Species richness refers to the number of species that reside in a community or ecosystem. It is simply a measurement of diversity in the area and does not explain the number of each species. Species evenness refers to how close in numbers each species in a community or ecosystem is.

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