Linear Coverage Index

Not Reviewed
Equation / Last modified by KurtHeckman on 2017/10/19 18:02
Megan.Linear Coverage Index

The Linear Coverage Index calculator finds the linear coverage index by taking the sum of the intercept lengths for species i divided by the total length of the transects intercepted by the species.

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the preferred units and enter the following:

  • (li) - This is the sum of the intercept lengths for species i
  • (L) - This is the total length of all transects sampled

Linear Coverage Index: The calculator returns the linear coverage index as a real number. However, this can be automatically converted to a percentage via the pull-down menu.


[1] Brower, James and Jerrold Zar. Field & Laboratory Methods for General Ecology. Dubuque: WM. C. Brown