Subsetting a populated, computed BiotaPhy installation
BiotaPhy installations may be populated with species and environmental data of interest to a single researcher or institution. These installations may contain public species and environmental data available for a particular country, taxomomic group, or other focus.
In these cases, SDMs for all species in the installation may be computed and intersected with a grid of choice for users to subset on one or more dimensions and request biogeographic analyses of the subset. If phylogenetic data is available and joined to the species in the installation, phylogenetic diversity and Meta-Community Phylogentic Analyses (MCPA) may be performed on the subset. Additionally, users may upload biogeographic hypotheses (vector datasets spatially delineating a possible influence on biodiversity) to answer questions about species, community, or phylogenetic distributions.