NOTE: S-DIVA 1.x was only developed for use on Microsoft Windows® operating systems. RASP (include S-DIVA method) runs on all platform and could reconstructe Historical Geographic Ranges and Ancestral States using Bayesian and S-DIVA method.

Go to RASP (Reconstruct Ancestral State in Phylogenies)

We have written Statistical Dispersal-Vicariance Analysis (S-DIVA), a program which complements DIVA, implements the methods of Nylander et al. (2008) and Harris and Xiang (2009), and determines statistical support for ancestral range reconstructions using a novel method, the S-DIVA value. In S-DIVA, the frequencies of an ancestral range at a node in ancestral reconstructions are averaged over all trees and each alternative ancestral range at a node is weighted by the frequency of the node occurring or by some other measure of support for the node. S-DIVA is easy-to-install, provides a user-friendly graphical interface, and generates exportable, graphical results.


Download the old version from following:
S-DIVA 1.5
S-DIVA 1.9
Run “S-DIVA.exe” to load the program.

RASP 2.0 (Recommanded)

System Requirement:
If you are using Windows 2000, 2003 or XP, please make sure that Microsoft® .NET 2 Framework is installed on your computer. This is usually installed through Windows updates, but it may be absent from older systems. The .NET framework 2 packages are available for free here and should be installed prior to using S-DIVA.



Yu Y, Harris AJ, He XJ. 2010. S-DIVA (Statistical Dispersal-Vicariance Analysis) 1.5. Available at
Yu Y, Harris AJ, He XJ. 2010. S-DIVA (statistical dispersal-vicariance analysis): a tool for inferring biogeographic histories. Molecula Phylogenetics and Evolution , 56(2):848-850