The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 02. Determination of minimum sample size to estimate diet diversity in anuran species


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Authors: T . Kovacsánd J.Török

Abstract: Rarefaction analysis was applied to determine the minimum sample size required for any desired degree of accuracy of diet diversity of six anuran species in a particular habitat. This method is suggested for the design of sampling strategies in long-term amphibian studies. In the present study the minimum sample sizes were 28, 36, 32, 1 3 , 24 and 8 for Rana esculenta, R. arvalis, Hyla arborea, Bombina bombina, Pelobates fuscus and Bufo bufo, respectively. The greater the diet diversity of a species, the larger the minimum sample size required, and the smaller the simila ity between individuals within species.

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