Single-trait indices/metrics

Functional diversity can be quantified using one single trait at a time or multiple traits (see the descriptions of multiple-indices in other page). There are single trait metrics that include abundance (e.g. number of individuals per species, relative basal area per especie) to weight the relative contribution of species to the index. Some single-trait metrics […]

Software section Biodiversity Tools

A new section with software to analyse biodiversity has been added to this website. For each program or extension a short description and a direct link to download the (open source) software is available. Please leave your comment on the listed programs and suggest others as well as essential packages to be listed. The first […]

List of biodiversity databases

In an attempt to list the available biodiversity databases, a first step has been made with publishing a alphabetic list of 29 resources. Some of the databases reflect species diversity of a specific country or region, others focus on a species group or habitat to bring together all available knowledge about that specific group, taxa […]

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