Non Parametric Conﬁdence Bands for β-Diversity Proﬁles
Tonio Di Battista and Stefano A. Gattone
Department of Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory
University ”G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti
Viale Pindaro, 42 I-65127 Pescara, Italy
The aim of this paper is to construct simultaneous conﬁdence bands for the β- diversity proﬁles that are a parametric family of indexes of diversity for a biological population. In this framework drawbacks arise when simultaneous inference has to be performed. Moreover, biologists rarely have at hand large sample sizes so that the derivation of asymptotic sampling distribution may be unpractical. We try to overcome these problems by building simultaneous conﬁdence bands adopting a non-parametric bootstrap procedure.
Keywords: Biological population, Bootstrap, Diversity proﬁle, Simultaneous con- ﬁdence region.
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