Alirezazadeh, S., Borda-De-Água, L., Borges, P.A.V., Gabriel, R., Dionisio, F., Pereira, H. M., & Cardoso, P. (2018) Theoretical Approach for how Species Abundance Distributions Change Across Scales. Proceeding of the 2018 13th APCA International Conference on Control and Soft Computing (CONTROLO), Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 131-136. IEEE DOI: 10.1109/CONTROLO.2018.8514272
Which distribution commonly used to fit a species abundance distribution gives the best fit across several area sizes? We approach this problem by looking at the moments of the distribution and compare these with those the distribution based on empirical data on tree species collected in Barro Colorado Island, Panama. We conclude that no single distribution gives the best fit at all scales.