Using Simpson's Diversity Index

Created by Jake Arakawa

Biodiversity is a useful measure to help us understand the range of diverse species that make up our ecosystems! Using Simpson’s Diversity Index is an interactive tutorial that walks learners through the Simpson’s Diversity Index Equation. This is a useful equation that can be used to reflect the biodiversity of a habitat!

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Jake Arakawa


Kian Ravaei, Cymfenee Dean-Phifer, Chris Lopez

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the meaning behind the Simpson’s diversity equation
  • Calculate a Simpson’s index
  • Articulate how population dynamics can shift the Index value

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