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DAISIE-packageR Documentation

DAISIE: Dynamical Assembly of Islands by Speciation, Immigration and Extinction


DAISIE is an island biogeography model that assumes island biota assembly is governed by immigration, extinction and speciation through cladogenesis and anagenesis. This likelihood-based statistical package can simulate islands and estimate parameters of the DAISIE model based on phylogenetic/phylogeographic data. Cladogenesis and immigration rates can be dependent on diversity.


Maintainer: Rampal S. Etienne r.s.etienne@rug.nl (ORCID)


Other contributors:


  • Valente, L. M., Etienne, R. S., & Phillimore, A. B. (2014). The effects of island ontogeny on species diversity and phylogeny. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 281, 20133227. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3227.

  • Valente, L., A.B. Phillimore & R.S. Etienne (2015). Equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics simultaneously operate in the Galapagos islands. Ecology Letters 18: 844-852, doi: 10.1111/ele.12461.

  • Valente, L., R.S. Etienne & L. Davalos (2017). Recent extinctions disturb path to equilibrium diversity in Caribbean bats. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: 0026. doi: 10.1038/s41559-016-0026.

  • Valente, L., Illera, J. C., Havenstein, K., Pallien, T., Etienne, R. S., & Tiedemann, R. (2017). Equilibrium Bird Species Diversity in Atlantic Islands. Current Biology 27: 1660-1666. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.053.

  • Valente, L., Phillimore, A. B., & Etienne, R. (2018). Using molecular phylogenies in island biogeography: It's about time. Ecography 41: 1684-1686. doi: 10.1111/ecog.03503.

  • Valente, L., Etienne, R. S., & Garcia-R, J. C. (2019). Deep macroevolutionary impact of humans on New Zealand's unique avifauna. Current Biology 29: 2563-2569. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.058.

  • Valente, L., Phillimore, A. B., Melo, M., Warren, B. H., Clegg, S. M., Havenstein, K., & Etienne, R. S. (2020). A simple dynamic model explains the diversity of island birds worldwide. Nature 579: 92-96. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2022-5.

  • Hauffe, T., Delicado, D., Etienne, R.S., & Valente, L. (2020). Lake expansion elevates equilibrium diversity via increasing colonization. Journal of Biogeography 47: 1849–1860. doi: 10.1111/jbi.13914.

  • Valente, L., Kristensen, N., Phillimore, A. B., & Etienne, R. S. (2021). Report of programming bugs in the DAISIE R package: consequences and correction. EcoEvoRxiv. doi: 10.32942/osf.io/w5ntf.

  • Santos Neves, P., Lambert, J. W., Valente, L., & Etienne, R. S. (2021).The robustness of a simple dynamic model of island biodiversity to geological and eustatic change. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2021.07.26.453064.

  • Lambert, J. W., Santos Neves, P., Bilderbeek, R. L. C., Valente, L., Etienne, R. S. (2022). The effect of mainland dynamics on data and parameter estimates in island biogeography. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2022.01.13.476210.

  • Xie, S., Valente, L., Etienne, R. S. (2022). A simple island biodiversity model is robust to trait dependence in diversification and colonization rates. biRrxiv. doi: 10.1101/2022.01.01.474685.

See Also

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DAISIE documentation built on June 2, 2022, 5:07 p.m.