Sample Data Analysis "Shannon-Wiener Diversity Index

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Census A
Rock dove
Sparrow
Robin
total

nbc
p ln(p)
20 0.56
14 0.39
2 0.06
36

p*ln(p)
-0.59
-0.94
-2.89

H'(A) =
H'(A) =
Census B
Sparrow
Mallard
Cardinal
Mockingbird
Robin
Flycatcher
Crow
Bluejay
total

nbc p
ln(p)
1 0.08
1 0.08
1 0.08
2 0.17
1 0.08
2 0.17
3 0.25
1 0.08
12

-0.33
-0.37
-0.16

-sum(p*lnp)
0.85
p*ln(p)
-2.48
-2.48
-2.48
-1.79
-2.48
-1.79
-1.39
-2.48

H'(B) =
H'(B) =
Conclusion: Community B is more
species diverse than Community A.

-0.21
-0.21
-0.21
-0.30
-0.21
-0.30
-0.35
-0.21
-1.98

-sum(p*lnp)
1.98