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Moths caught with light traps at Rothamsted 1933-1936

Description

Number of captured individuals of species of nocturnal macrolepidoptera (moths) in light traps at the Rothamsted Experimental Station, UK between 1933 and 1936.

Usage

data(moths)

Format

A unnamed vector of 240 integers.

Details

This is one of the datasets that C. B. Williams used to show the application of Fisher's log-series to describe the abundance of species in a random sample of a biological community.

Source

Column I of table 3 of Fisher et al. (1943), which did not provide species names.

References

Fisher, R.A., Corbert, A.S. and Williams, C.B. 1943. The Relation between the number of species and the number of individuals in a random sample of an animal population. The Journal of Animal Ecology, 12: 42–58.


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