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Linda J. Young
Jerry H. Young

Abstract

Measures of aggregation as applied to insect populations are reviewed. When these measures indicate strong aggregation, an aggregated spatial pattern is often assumed. The literature noting that the measure of aggregation does not necessarily indicate spatial aggregation, or the lack of it, is reviewed. Field data from four insect species are presented. In each case, the measures of aggregation indicated strong aggregation, but the spatial pattern was not significantly different from random.

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spatial aggregation

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A SPATIAL VIEW OF THE NEGATIVE BINOMIAL PARAMETER k WHEN DESCRIBING INSECT POPULATIONS

Measures of aggregation as applied to insect populations are reviewed. When these measures indicate strong aggregation, an aggregated spatial pattern is often assumed. The literature noting that the measure of aggregation does not necessarily indicate spatial aggregation, or the lack of it, is reviewed. Field data from four insect species are presented. In each case, the measures of aggregation indicated strong aggregation, but the spatial pattern was not significantly different from random.