Enter the total number of species and the total area into the calculator to determine the species richness.
Species Richness Formula
The following formula is used to calculate a species richness.
SR = TS / A
- Where SR is the species richness
- TS is the total number of species
- A is the total area
Species Richness Definition
A species richness, also known as species density, is a measure of the total number of species in a given area of land. Species richness is also considered a metric of species diversity.
Species Richness Example
How to calculate a species richness?
- First, measure the total number of species.
Count up all of the species found in a certain area.
- Next, measure the area.
Measure and calculate the total area observed.
- Finally, calculate the species richness.
Calculate the species richness using the formula above.
A species is a unique identifier for an individual organism that has unique DNA from all other organisms.