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Google Summer of Code 2009 NESCent - National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

Biogeographical Phylogenetics for BioPython

by Nick Matzke for NESCent - National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

Create a BioPython module that will enable users to automatically access and parse species locality records from online biodiversity databases; link these to user-specified phylogenies; calculate basic alpha- and beta-phylodiversity summary statistics, produce input files for input into the various inference algorithms available for inferring historical biogeography; convert output from these programs into files suitable for mappinge.g. in Google Earth (KML files).