Andrew J. McErlean

Species Diversity Species Abundance Of Fish Populations: An Examination Of Various Methods

Twenty sets of fish collection data were used to compare seven diversity indices. The data sets were chosen to represent the wide variation in habitat, ecologic condition, salinity, as well as other factors, encountered in fishery work. Cross comparisons of several index rankings were made and the dependencies of the various indices discussed. Variation of index score with number of species and with sample size was examined. Results indicate four indices may be applied to fishery work.