Spatial analysis: Find conspecific neighbors

Discussion created by esriad30 on Sep 5, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2011 by esriad30
Hello, I'm not sure if I'm at the right place here with this, but I have a question and hope someone can give me an idea.
I have a point shapefile (single plants with species, 5 species all in all) and an area shapefile. I would now like to learn the number of neighborhoods in which each species has only conspecific neighbors, then only one other species, two other species etc. For instance, I would like to know how many neighborhoods (of the target point/plant + up to five neighborhood points/plants within a fixed distance) exist within my area of each level of diversity. I hope this is understandable, if not, I can try to give more detail. Which ArgGis methods could be useful here?
Thank you very much