is index of diversity the same as standard deviation?

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they appear very similar, is the species diversity the same as the diversity that standard deviation calculates?

Posted Sat 6th April, 2013 @ 10:31 by learner

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No they're not the same. Standard deviation finds out the spread about the mean for ANY data. The species diversity index shows how balanced and diverse the species are within a particular place. It is not the spread about the mean. 

Answered Sat 6th April, 2013 @ 10:37 by Tilly - Team GR