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Center for Biodiversity at East Carolina University


The Center for Biodiversity (CB) is a unit within the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University which promotes and supports research, education, and outreach associated with global biodiversity. The CB serves the community of eastern North Carolina by providing educational programs designed to engage citizens in issues related to the conservation of biodiversity and its relevance to human health and quality of life.


CB Computational Lab

The Center for Biodiversity has established a computational lab consisting of 6 workstations, five of them (Dell T5500; Dual Quad Core Processor, 24GB RDIMM Memory and over 2 TB storage each) and a Mac Pro Two Quad-Core with Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 16GB (8x2GB) RAM and 1TB Serial ATA drive. Four of the Dell machines are running with Windows and the fifth is running Linux. One of the Dell machines is set up as a server with multiple virtual computers allowing users to access its software remotely. These are high-end computers designed to facilitate the ability of students and their mentors to conduct research in the field of biodiversity by providing them with a variety of cutting edge statistical (SAS, PRIMER, R), geographic (ArcGIS), mathematical (Matlab), ecological modeling (STELLA), image analysis (ImageJ), phylogenetic (BEAST, MrBayes, PAML, and Migrate-N), bioinformatics (Sequencher, Geneious), sound analysis (RAVEN), and graphical (Sigmaplot, Adobe Master Collection) programs. Additional software will be added as we acquire it.