Soil macrofauna in a tropical forest site (Elahe, French Guiana)

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Description

The ef data set is a data frame describing the species abundance of soil macrofauna in a set of soil samples collected in a secondary forest in French Guiana. These data were collected in the viciny of the Wayana village of Elahe situated on the Tampoc river.

Usage

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  data(ef)

Format

ef is a data frame containing the observations of 121 species (columns) at 30 sampling locations (rows).

Source

Rossi, J.-P., Celini, L., Mora, P., Mathieu, J., Lapied, E., Nahmani, J., Ponge, J.-F., and Lavelle, P. (2010). Decreasing fallow duration in tropical slash-and-burn agriculture alters soil macro-invertebrate diversity: A case study in southern French Guiana. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 135, 148-154.

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## Estimating species richness using rich
data(ef)
rich(matrix=ef)