Biodiverse is a system to compute indices of biodiversity. This experiment type is based on Associate Professor Shawn Laffan’s Biodiverse software which is a free tool for the spatial analysis of diversity using indices based on taxonomic, phylogenetic and matrix-based relationships. Analyses can be run on a wide range of variables that vary across space and/or time, whether they are biological (e.g. diversity distributions of marsupials across Australia), physical (e.g. variation in rainfall across continental US), or other systems (e.g. geographic and temporal distribution of various Mediterranean dialects).

In the BCCVL it calculates gridded estimates/hotspots of species richness, rarity and endemism based on previously run SDMs, MSDMs or Climate Change Projections.

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