Space, time, form: viewing the Tree of Life

Page, R.D.M. (2012) Space, time, form: viewing the Tree of Life. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27(2), pp. 113-120. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2011.12.002)

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Abstract

There are numerous ways to display a phylogenetic tree, which is reflected in the diversity of software tools available to phylogenetists. Displaying very large trees continues to be a challenge, made ever harder as increasing computing power enables researchers to construct ever-larger trees. At the same time, computing technology is enabling novel visualisations, ranging from geophylogenies embedded on digital globes to touch-screen interfaces that enable greater interaction with evolutionary trees. In this review, I survey recent developments in phylogenetic visualisation, highlighting successful (and less successful) approaches and sketching some future directions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Page, Professor Roderic
Authors: Page, R.D.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Trends in Ecology and Evolution
ISSN:0169-5347
Published Online:29 December 2011

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