Beta diversity does not depend on species number. One may find high values in species rich areas, e.g., in Mediterranean regions (left) (photo: Mathias Scholz/UFZ), as well as in species poor areas of Scandinavia (right) (photo: Reinhard Klenke).

  Part of: Henle K, Potts S, Kunin W, Matsinos Y, Simila J, Pantis J, Grobelnik V, Penev L, Settele J (Eds) (2014) Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. Advanced Books: e1169.