Quantifying Diversity


Mean annual precipitation explains spatiotemporal patterns of Cenozoic mammal beta diversity and latitudinal diversity gradients in North America. [Danielle L. Fraser, Christopher Hassall, Root Gorelick, Natalia Rybczynski] PLoS One 9(9): e0106499 [10 pages].
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Defining clonality and individuals in plant evolution. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 7: 84-88.


Single cell heterogeneity: Why unstable genomes are incompatible with average profiles. [Batoul Y. Abdallah, Steven D. Horne, Joshua B. Stevens, Guo Liu, Andrew Y. Ying, Barbara Vanderhyden, Stephan A. Krawetz, Root Gorelick, and Henry H.Q. Heng] Cell Cycle 12(23): 3640-3649.

Measures of diversity should include both matrix and vector inputs. Ecological Economics 86: 211-212.

Polyploidy is genetic hence may cause non-adaptive radiations, whereas pseudopolyploidy is genomic hence may cause adaptive non-radiations. [Root Gorelick and Krystle Olson]. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Part B. Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 320B(5): 286-294.


Do we have a consistent terminology for species diversity? The fallacy of true diversity. Oecologia 67(4): 885-888.


Multi-way multi-group segregation and diversity indices [Root Gorelick and Susan Bertram] PLoS One 5(6): e19102 [6 pages]


Quantifying and maintaining mating systems using normalized mutual entropy [Susan Bertram and Root Gorelick]. Animal Behaviour 77(1): 201-206.


When information theory is no longer theory. Biological Theory 2(2): 180-182.

Quantifying division of labor: Borrowing tools from sociobiology, sociology, information theory, landscape ecology, and biogeography [Root Gorelick and Susan Bertram]. Insectes Sociaux 54(2): 105-112.


Combining species richness and abundance in a single diversity index using matrix analogues of Shannon’s and Simpson’s indices. Ecography 29(4): 525-530.


Normalized mutual entropy in biology: quantifying division of labor [Root Gorelick, Susan Bertram, Peter Killeen, and Jennifer Fewell]. American Naturalist 164(5): 677-682.

Decomposing multi-locus linkage disequilibrium [Root Gorelick and Manfred Laubichler]. Genetics 166(3): 1581-1583.


Did insect pollination cause increased seed plant diversity? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74(4): 407-427.