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2018 All-Scientists’ Meeting
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Monday, October 1 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
New methods to analyze community dynamics from observational or experimental studies

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Univariate and multivariate methods are commonly used to explore the spatial and temporal dynamics of ecological communities. Both, however, have limitations, including oversimplification or abstraction of communities. Rank abundance curves potentially can integrate these existing methodologies. I have developed new methods for studying temporal changes and spatial differences in rank abundance curves and incorporated these metrics as functions in an update to the codyn R package. Preliminary investigations found that species reordering is potentially an understudied key determinant of community dynamics. This R package and the associated metrics utilizing rank abundance curves will enable researchers to further explore complexities in ecol

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Meghan Avolio

Johns Hopkins University

Monday October 1, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm
15. Triton Meeting Room