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FDiversity

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Fernando Casanoves, Julio A. Di Rienzo, Laura Pla

Statistical software for the analysis of functional diversity. FDiversity implements a user-friendly interface to open source routines for the estimation and analysis of functional diversity indices. The open source platform is R with an interface written in Delphi® using DCOM-R (a way to run R in the background, due to Thomas Baier and Erich Neuw ...

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DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00082.x

Last Update: 2014

Data analysis Community composition Species traits Terrestrial Marine Freshwater Plants Mammals Reptiles Butterflies Other Invertebrates Birds Fishes Amphibians Macroinvertebrates

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Statistical software for the analysis of functional diversity. FDiversity implements a user-friendly interface to open source routines for the estimation and analysis of functional diversity indices. The open source platform is R with an interface written in Delphi® using DCOM-R (a way to run R in the background, due to Thomas Baier and Erich Neuwirth). DCOM-R is accessed via Delphi routines written by Dieter Menne. f-Diversity is freeware software developed to estimate different index of functional diversity. Index included in current version: Univariate approach: Community Weighted Mean, FDvar: Functional divergence (Mason et al. 2003),FRO: Functional regularity (Mouillot et al. 2005). Multivariate approach: FAD: Functional attribute diversity (Walker et al. 1999, 2002), FD: Functional diversity based on dendrograms (Petchey & Gaston 2002, 2006, 2007 and Podani & Schmera 2006, 2007) , Q: Quadratic entropy (Rao 1982 and Pavoine et al. 2005), Extended FD, CHhV: Convex hull hyper-volume (Cornwell et al. 2006), Multidimensional functional diversity indices (Villéger et al. 2008), FDis: Functional dispersion (Laliberté & Legendre 2009). Taxonomic diversity index: Richness (S), Shannon Index (H), Eveness (E), Simpson Index (D). It also includes tools to compare the estimated index among a set of conditions using a built-in linear model facility.

Contact person: Fernando Casanoves
Contact e-mail: casanoves@catie.ac.cr
Contact institute: Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
License: CC 0
Technical Status: Unknown
URL(s): https://sites.google.com/site/functionaldiversity
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Christian Langer

FDiversity is awesome, we have used it many times!!!

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Maria Londono Murcia

Great tool!!

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