chapter  4
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Compiling and Analyzing Field Data

No experienced field biologist needs to be told what to do in compiling a list of species and abundances for a specific area. Yet the same biologist may be unaware of what biologists in quite different areas of biodiversity assessment may be doing. In fact, there is a general pattern or template that can be applied to all sampling activities of this kind. The template gives me the opportunity of linking the general activity with the specific requirements of the J distribution.