Renkonen similarity index

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The Renkonen similarity index (P), is a measure of dissimilarity between two communities (sites), based on relative (proportional) abundances of individuals of composite species. It was developed by the botanist Olavi Renkonen and published in 1938.[1]

The codomain of this distance function ranges from 1 (identical proportional abundances) to 0 (no taxa shared).

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  1. ^ Renkonen, O. 1938. Statisch-ökologische Untersuchungen über die terrestrische Käferwelt der finnischen Bruchmoore. Ann. Zool. Soc. Bot. Fenn. Vanamo 6:1-231