Date: February 27, 2009
Creator: Durden, Chris & Dong, Qunfeng
Description: This article discusses RICHEST, a web server for richness estimation in biological data. Richness is defined as the number of distinct species or classes in a sample or population. Although richness estimation is an important practice, it requires mathematical and computational methods that are challenging to understand and implement. The authors have developed a web server, RICHness ESTimator (RICHEST), which implements three non-parametric statistical methods for richness estimation. Its user-friendly web interface allows users to analyze and compare their data conveniently over the web.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences