Terminology used in Lifemapper and these documents are summarized in Terminology.

Lifemapper Workshop Agenda

2018 May 4, NCHC, Hsinchu, Taiwan

  1. Introductions
  2. Lifemapper overview
  3. Single species analysis

    • Species Distribution Modeling (SDM)
    • Spatial Data
    • Browse Taiwan data library (hands-on)
    • Submit SDM experiment (hands-on)
  4. Multi-species analyses

    • Macroecological analyses
    • Submit multi-species request (hands-on)
    • Metacommunity Phylogenetic Analyses (MCPA)
    • MCPA (hands-on)
  5. Researcher tools
  6. Questions, Discussion, Hands-on help


For an overall understanding of geospatial data, read:

Species Distribution Modeling (SDM)

The potential distribution of individual species may be predicted using SDM tools:

Macro-ecological Modeling

Distributions of many species may be combined to look at biodiversity at landscape levels:

Metacommunity Phylogenetic Analyses (MCPA)

Additional phylogenetic and biogeographic analyses can be performed with a phylogenetic (evolutionary) tree containing the same species and biogeographic maps of regions for which to compare species communities: