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Multiscale sampling of plant diversity: Effects of minimum mapping unit size

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Multiscale sampling of plant diversity: Effects of minimum mapping unit size; 1997; Article; Journal; Ecological Applications; Stohlgren, T. J.; Chong, G. W.; Kalkhan, M. A.; Schell, L. D.

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Only a small portion of any landscape can be sampled for vascular plant diversity because of constraints of cost (salaries, travel time between sites, etc.). Often, the investigator decides to reduce the cost of creating a vegetation map by increasing the minimum mapping unit (MMU), and/or by reducing the number of vegetation classes to be considered. Questions arise about what information is sacrificed when map resolution is decreased. We compared plant diversity patterns from vegetation maps made with 100-ha, 50-ha, 2-ha, and 0.02-ha MMUs in a 754-ha study area in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, United States, using four 0.025-ha and 21 0.1-ha multiscale vegetation plots. We developed and tested species-log(area) curves, [...]

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