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Table of contents:

Biodiverse GUI

There is also a series of blog posts at

Quick Start Guide

A quick start guide is available. This has been updated for version 4.2.

Stable Release

The current stable release is version 4.3, released 27-Apr-2023.

The release notes summarise the changes in this version.

All versions are for 64 bit architectures.

Known issues

  • Macs: If you have issues accessing files in your Documents folder then you will need to give access to the app. See
  • Macs: There is currently no update for Macs using Intel chips. If you are using such a machine then 4.0 can be used.
  • There may be problems with the cp936 locale, and probably other CJK character set locales. The workaround for now is to set your locale and region to US (see details in Issue 506).

Development Release

The 4.99 development series has yet to begin.

Site Pair Sampler

Site pair sampler for GDM analyses.

For further details, see:

Rosauer, D.F., Ferrier, S., Williams, K.J., Manion, G, Keogh, S & Laffan, S.W. (2014), Phylogenetic Generalised Dissimilarity Modelling: a new approach to analysing and predicting spatial turnover in the phylogenetic composition of communities. Ecography.

Utility scripts

Requires a source code installation.

For further details, see:

Di Virgilio, G., Laffan, S.W. & Ebach, M.C. (2012) Fine scale quantification of floral and faunal breaks and their geographic correlates, with an example from south-eastern Australia. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 1862-1876.

Older versions