Is phylogenetic diversity any better than richness or Shannon diversity? (CC210)

May 5, 2022 • PD Schloss • 1 min read

Phylogenetic diversity is an approach to quantifying alpha diversity based on a phylogenetic tree generated from sequences. But is it much different from traditional alpha diversity metrics like richness or Shannon diversity? In this Code Club, Pat will use R to quantify the difference between these metrics using the same tools. He’ll answer the question using data generated with mothur and tidyverse R functions from vegan, dplyr, and ggplot2.


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