What is simpson diversity index - Definition and Meaning

Simpson Diversity Index :

In ecology, Simpson diversity index is a mathematical measure of diversity of characteristic species. This index can be calculated by taking the total number of existing species, as well as relative abundance of each individual species. The diversity index increases, when there is steady growth in the population of each species.


Formula :

D - Diversity Index N - Total number of organisms of all species n - Number of individual in the particular species
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