The first objective of this chapter is to introduce the conceptual and empirical background for why phylogenetic and functional analyses of beta diversity are of interest to ecologists. This is followed by detailed instructions on how to calculate in R the major metrics of phylogenetic and functional beta diversity that are most commonly employed in the literature. The ultimate goal is to obtain a robust conceptual and practical knowledge of phylogenetic and functional beta diversity.
- Distance Matrix
- Beta Diversity
- Phylogenetic Diversity
- Alpha Diversity
- Much Recent Common Ancestor
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Swenson, N.G. (2014). Phylogenetic and Functional Beta Diversity. In: Functional and Phylogenetic Ecology in R. Use R!. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9542-0_5
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