size_uniform(speciesData = runif(20))
Function to randomize body sizes within a uniform distribution with boundaries set by the largest and smallest species in the assemblage.
If the assemblage contains n species, only the body sizes of the inner n - 2 species are randomized.
Although the distribution of body sizes may not be truly uniform, it may be approximately uniform within the range of observed values, particularly for small assemblages.
Simberloff, D. and W. Boecklen. 1981. Santa Rosalia reconsidered: size ratios and competition. Evolution 35: 1206-1228.
Tonkyn, D.W. and B.J. Cole. 1986. The statistical analysis of size ratios. American Naturalist 128: 66-81.
size_gammasize distribution function.