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  • 1 Università di Siena Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali “G. Sarfatti” Via P.A. Mattioli 4 53100 Siena Italy
  • | 2 Università di Siena TerraData environmetrics, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali “G. Sarfatti” Via P.A. Mattioli 4 53100 Siena Italy
  • | 3 Università di Siena Dipartimento di Metodi Quantitativi P.za San Francesco 8 53100 Siena Italy
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Rarefaction has long represented a powerful tool for detecting species richness and its variation across spatial scales. Some authors recently reintroduced the mathematical expression for calculating sample-based rarefaction curves. While some of them did not claim any advances, others presented this formula as a new analytical solution. We provide evidence about formulations of the sample-based rarefaction formula older than those recently proposed in ecological literature.

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