[Taxacom] S-DIVA

Emily L Gillespie emilylgillespie at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 08:23:56 CDT 2013

Hi Michael,

It's been a while since I used it, but my memory is that you would make a
unique area for each of your combined areas. For example, area A+B would
need to be called a new letter, A+C would need to be called a new letter,
etc.... In other words, the input is not a matrix, but a list of taxon +
single area. So, if you had something on Australia and Asia, that would get
a different letter than some taxon that occurs on Australia and South
America. I hope this helps.

Also check out RASP, which is essentially the update to S-DIVA.


On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Michael Heads <m.j.heads at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can anyone here help me with a question I have about the the 'ancestral
> area' program S-DIVA? What I'd like to know is this. If you have five
> clades with distributions in areas A+B, A+C, A+D, A+E and A+F,
> respectively, willl the program always find a centre of origin in A? From
> looking at particular case studies I think it does, but I'm not sure.
> Thanks!
> Michael
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