Dimensions of biodiversity

There is an increasing need for tools that allow understanding the different components of biodiversity (TD, PD and FD) looking at both patterns and respective drivers. This is true for both alpha and beta diversity, i.e., within and between sites. We are now developing methods and computational tools that allow performing all these using a common statistical framework. Check our R package BAT that includes algorithms to assess alpha and beta diversity in all their dimensions, whether communities are completely sampled or not. It allows performing a number of analyses based on either species identities or phylogenetic/functional trees depicting species relationships.

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