Anemochory Ranking Index
ANEMOCHORY RANKING INDEX allows an assessment how well a certain species is adapted to anemochory (wind dispersal) in comparison to other species and dispersal modes.
ANEMOCHORY RANKING INDEX is an index that ranges from 0 to 1, with 0 addressing species with the lowest and 1 addressing species with the highest potential for anemochory. We use terminal velocity as an indicator of anemochory potential and calculate ANEMOCHORY RANKING INDEX as the percentile rank of (descending) terminal velocity of the respective species in relation to the terminal velocities of all species for which data were available. A value of e.g. 0.98 means that 2 % of the species possess a higher (or identical) anemochory potential and a lower (or identical) terminal velocity, respectively.
ANEMOCHORY RANKING INDEX is calculated from all data on terminal velocities which were available.
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