A quick estimator for taxonomic surveys

Andrew R. Solow, Stephen Polasky

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The problem considered in this paper is to use the results of an initial taxonomic survey to estimate the expected number of new species that would be observed in a second survey. A quick estimator that is easy to calculate is proposed. Some results are presented suggesting that the estimator performs well in some situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2799-2803
Number of pages5
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1999


  • Multinomial sample
  • Plug-in estimator
  • Relative-abundance vector
  • Species taxonomic surveys
  • Taxonomic surveys

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