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Table 3 Parameter estimation for the continuously varying birth-death process.

From: A Bayesian framework to estimate diversification rates and their variation through time and space

Simulation settings     Estimates   
no. of tips λ μ k λMEAN(rel. error) μMEAN(rel. error) kMEAN(rel. error)
50 1 0.1 0.25 1.91 (0.91) 0.50 (3.99) 0.23 (-0.08)
100 1 0.1 0.25 1.68 (0.68) 0.34 (2.38) 0.19 (-0.25)
50 5 0 0.95 3.72 (-0.26) 0.31 (-) 0.75 (-0.21)
100 5 0 0.95 5.22 (0.04) 0.33 (-) 0.97 (0.02)
  1. Estimates of speciation (λ) and extinction (μ) rates and the k parameter are inferred using the variable rate birth-death model (SPVAR), averaged over 100 phylogenies. Relative errors are given in parenthesis.