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Biodiverse is a tool for the spatial analysis of diversity using indices based on taxonomic, phylogenetic, trait and matrix-based (e.g. genetic distance) relationships, as well as related environmental and temporal variations.

Environment Modules

Run module spider biodiverse to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_BIODIVERSE_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_BIODIVERSE_BIN - executable directory


If you publish research that uses biodiverse you have to cite it as follows:

Laffan, S.W., Lubarsky, E. & Rosauer, D.F. (2010) Biodiverse, a tool for the spatial analysis of biological and related diversity. Ecography. Vol 33, 643-647 (Version 1.0).

An overview of the system is also provided in Dan Rosauer's talk at TDWG2008:

Rosauer, D.F. & Laffan, S.W. (2008) Linking phylogenetic trees, taxonomy & geography to map phylogeography using Biodiverse. Taxonomic Data Working Group 2008, Perth, Australia. PPT SWF with audio.