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1 July 1996 Korcak patchiness exponent and distribution of taxonomic richness in the Oribatida (Acari: Acariformes)
Zhi-Qiang Zhang
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Abstract

Korcak's power law is applied to examine the patchiness of distribution of taxonomic richness, using data from the Oribatida as an example. The power law [N (n) = A × nB, where N (n) is the number of taxonomic units with at least n subunits] provides adequate descriptions of the distribution of taxonomic richness at a variety of scales in the Oribatida. The variation of the Korcak's exponent B across taxonomic scales is examined and its value as a measure of patchiness of distribution of taxonomic richness is discussed.

Zhi-Qiang Zhang "Korcak patchiness exponent and distribution of taxonomic richness in the Oribatida (Acari: Acariformes)," Systematic and Applied Acarology 1(1), 145-150, (1 July 1996). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.1.1.17
Accepted: 10 June 1996; Published: 1 July 1996
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fractal dimension
Oribatida
patchiness
power law
taxonomic richness
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