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Species-Area Relationship and Plot Size: with Some Examples from South African Vegetation

M. J. A. Werger
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 4 | a1568 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i4.1568 | © 1972 M. J. A. Werger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 November 1972 | Published: 17 November 1972

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M. J. A. Werger, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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A short review is given of mainly recent literature dealing with the problem of minimal area and plot size for sampling vegetation.

A procedure to determine optimal plot size on the basis of the information content given by different plot sizes is demonstrated on 15 examples from eight different South African veld types.


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