cwe {BAT}R Documentation

Community Weighted Evenness.

Description

Evenness value of each of a series of traits in multiple communities.

Usage

cwe(comm, trait, func = "camargo", abund = TRUE, na.rm = FALSE)

Arguments

comm

A sites x species matrix, with incidence or abundance data about the species in the community.

trait

A species x traits matrix, with trait values for each species in comm.

func

Calculate evenness using Camargo (1993, default) or Bulla (1994) index.

abund

A boolean (T/F) indicating whether abundance data should be used (TRUE) or converted to incidence (FALSE) before analysis. If not specified, default is TRUE.

na.rm

Remove NA values before calculating cwe.

Details

Community weighted evenness is used to compare communities in terms of their evenness of trait values, reflecting trait abundance and distances between values.

Value

A sites x trait matrix with evenness value per site and trait.

References

Bulla, L. (1994) An index of evenness and its associated diversity measure. Oikos, 70: 167-171.

Camargo, J.A. (1993) Must dominance increase with the number of subordinate species in competitive interactions? Journal of Theoretical Biology, 161: 537-542.

Examples

comm <- matrix(c(1,1,1,1,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,1,2,0,0,0,0,0,10,1), nrow = 4, ncol = 5, byrow = TRUE)
rownames(comm) = c("Site1","Site2","Site3","Site4")
colnames(comm) = c("Sp1","Sp2","Sp3","Sp4","Sp5")
trait <- matrix(c(4,1,3,4,2,2,2,1,3,3,2,0,1,4,0,0,5,5,2,1), nrow = 5, ncol = 4, byrow = TRUE)
rownames(trait) = colnames(comm)
colnames(trait) = c("Trait1","Trait2","Trait3","Trait4")
cwe(comm, trait)
cwe(comm, trait, abund = FALSE)
cwe(comm, trait, "bulla")

[Package BAT version 2.6.0 Index]