A different way to analyze and use geo-referenced information from ecogeographic, phenotypic and genotypic characterization, with direct applications in the preservation of agro-biodiversity
The DIV maps tool allows you to create maps where you can easily detect the sites, areas or regions of the target area where diversity hotspots occur (diversity maps). The type of quantified diversity depends on the type of information that users provide in the form of tables with predefined formats. If the user provides genotypic and/or phenotypic data, DIV maps will be able to generate maps of genotypic and/or phenotypic diversity, respectively. Additionally, DIV maps has the same ability as the ECOGEO tool to ecogeographically characterize the collecting sites based on the coordinates of the passport data, so as DIV maps generates by default a map of ecogeographical diversity.
Diversity maps produced by DIV maps are inspired (but do not follow the same methodology) by the maps created and produced by Maarten van Zonneveld (Bioversity) and colleagues in: Mapping genetic diversity of Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill: Application of spatial analysis for conservation and use of plant genetic resources, in 2011.
To learn more about DIV maps, please read the user manual chapter on tool by clicking here.