Phylogenetic Diversity

  • Nathan G. Swenson
Part of the Use R! book series (USE R)


The objectives of this chapter are to first build a background understanding of why ecologists are interested in quantifying phylogenetic diversity (PD) and then to utilize R to quantify a variety of PD metrics that are the most frequently used. As in other chapters, we will focus on breaking down each analysis into its constituent parts to deepen our understanding of what exactly is being calculated and to facilitate your ability to write modifications of the code or novel code to generate PD analyses suited to your particular research objective.


Branch Length Phylogenetic Diversity Phylogenetic Distance Community Assembly Single Community 
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  • Nathan G. Swenson
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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