AfricanRivers {FSAdata}R Documentation

Characteristics of a sample of West African rivers.

Description

Characteristics of a sample of West African rivers.

Format

A data frame of 39 observations on the following 6 variables:

river

name of the river.

richness

fish species richness.

surface

surface area in km^2.

disch

mean annual discharge in \frac{m^3}{s}.

vegdiv

terrestrial vegetation diversity (Shannon's diversity index of vegetation in drainage).

forperc

percentage of drainage area covered by lowland rain forest.

Topic(s)

Source

From Table 1 in Hugueny, B. 1989. West African rivers as biogeographic islands: species richness of fish communities. Oecologia 79:236-243.

Examples

data(AfricanRivers)
str(AfricanRivers)
head(AfricanRivers)


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