Welcome to PDA - Phylogenetic Diversity Analyzer!

a software tool for Biodiversity Analysis and Conservation Prioritization Problems

PDA supports the following Conservation Prioritization Problems

Target: Taxa

  1. Taxon Selection Problem
  2. Viable Taxon Selection
  3. Budgeted Taxon Selection

Target: Area

  1. Reserve Selection Problem
  2. Budgeted Reserve Selection


The latest PDA release version 1.0.3 (November 26, 2015)

Online Web Service

PDA web server for online computations.
(Under construction)


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:
If you encounterred bugs please also
include the .log file and the input files.


To cite PDA please use:

O. Chernomor, B.Q. Minh, F. Forest, S. Klaere, T. Ingram, M. Henzinger, and A. von Haeseler (2015) Split diversity in constrained conservation prioritization using integer linear programming. Methods Ecol. Evol., 6, 83-91. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12299

Credits and Acknowledgements


PDA was partially funded by the Austrian Science Fund - FWF (grant no. I760-B17 from 2012-2015) and the University of Vienna (Initiativkolleg I059-N).