Statistical difference from Shannon Wiener and Simpson Indices

Nas

New Member
#1
Hello there,

I am struggling to compare the results of the Shannon Wiener Index between two seasons. I have done the indices between camera trap locations and two seasons (i.e. Location1; Wet = 1.92 vs Dry = 1.66, Location2; Wet = 1.94 vs Dry = 1.88 etc). How can I compare the statistical significance between these two seasons and locations? Would it be valid to compare these two outcomes as they are indices? I am using R albeit a novice... I used the Vegan package for H' and D. The same question goes for the Simpson's Index.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Many thanks