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Fast Evolutionary Distinctiveness in R

Evolutionary distinctiveness is a metric that quantifies how isolated a species is on a phylogenetic tree – some species have few or no close living relatives. The standard method for calculating evolutionary distinctiveness is either by using the R package … Continue reading

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Phylogenetic Diversity for Large Datasets

1. Introduction Phylogenetic diversity is the sum of branch lengths connecting species into the root of a phylogenetic tree. We will demonstrate the ability of our new R package phyloregion to handle and execute large biogeographical datasets for analysis of … Continue reading

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