Calculating Species Diversity

Created by Jake Arakawa

Biodiversity is a useful measure to help us understand the range of diverse species that make up our ecosystems! Calculating Species Diversity is an interactive tutorial that walks learners through the different types of species diversity and how to calculate them. Additionally, learners will gain an understanding on how human activites negatively impact biodiversity and how they can help alleviate the side effects of these actions.

About this tutorial


Jake Arakawa


Renee Romero, Kian Ravaei, Kaitlin Alcontin, Cymfenee Dean-Phifer

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the different types of biodiversity
  • Calculate the alpha, beta, and gamma diversity of a model ecosystem
  • Assess how human interactions can affect ecosystem biodiversity

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