SpeciesArea R Documentation

## Land Area and Mammal Species

### Description

Land area and number of mammal species for islands in Southeast Asia

### Format

A dataset with 14 observations on the following 5 variables.

 Name Name of the island Area Area (in sq. km) Species Number of mammal species logArea Natural logarithm (base e) of Area logSpecies Natural logarithm (base e) of Species

### Details

This dataset shows the number of mammal species and the area for 13 islands in Southeast Asia. Biologists have speculated that the number of species is related to the size of an island and would like to be able to predict the number of species given the size of an island.

### Source

Heaney, Lawrence R. (1984) "Mammalian species richness on islands on the Sunda Shelf, Southeast Asia," Oecologia, 61:11 17.