the formula is . The " " is a function called the natural logarithm. You can find this function on scientific calculators (usually, it is on the same key as ).
Margalef's richness index: (S-1)/ln(n), where S is the number of taxa, and n is the number of individuals.
Hi all, this may seem pretty simple to you all, but I admit that when it comes to numbers I struggle.
Please correct me where I (may) be getting this wrong:
[(S-1)/ln] x n = answer
My struggling point is, what is 'ln' I can't seem to find this anywhere (is it simply 1-n?).
Thanks for your help!
I was hoping you could tell me the which button I should be pushing on my calculator for the Margalef species richness index.
I have both the Log and In buttons on my calcualtor
is it correct if I type in S-1/Log(n
or is it S-1/In(n
thanks in advance
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