Software and Algorithms

  • HybridNumber (ZIP, 119 KB), a Perl script for an exact calculation of the minimum number of hybridization events to explain two rooted binary phylogenetic trees on the same taxa set.
  • sim_tree (TAR, 190 KB) - Does Random Tree Puzzle produce Yule-Harding trees in the many-taxon limit? (Sha Zhu and Mike Steel, Mathematical Biosciences). This software is used to simulate tree topologies under the Yule process and the PDA process.

Index Of Patchiness for Stations

Algorithm by Dr. Jennifer Brown. Programming by Dietrich Radel

Windows executable version. (ZIP, 171 KB)
C source code in a .tar.gz file (TAR.GZ, 4 KB)
C source code in a .zip file (ZIP, 5 KB)

Contact Jennifer Brown, for help.

Algorithm for Trap Catch Index of Patchiness
Brown, J.A., McAuliffe, R.J. and Hickling, G.J. A new trap-catch index of patchiness in animal distribution. Submitted to Wildlife Research, 2nd revision April 2004.

The Annual New Zealand Phylogenetics Meeting

Download the most recent photo collage (PDF, 1.62 MB) of snaps taken over the first 20 years of meetings.
Download the photo collage (JPG, 2.8 MB) of snaps taken over the first 10 years of meetings.

Tuatara: Conservation priority in a phylogenetic context

Tuatara package for Mesquite - by Wayne P. Maddison & Arne Ø. Mooers.
Download the package from the website.

Cited Papers


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