Projects

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Habitat Connectivity

We have reimplemented and updated the grainscape R package for landscape connectivity, habitat, and protected area network analyses.

SpaDES: Spatial Discrete Event Simulation

A collection of R packages for implementing a variety of event-based models, with a focus on spatially explicit models.

Boreal forest ecosystem forecasts

We are integrating various simulation models dealing with forest vegetation dynamics, fire, insect disturbance, and wildlife …

LandWeb: historic range of variation in western boreal forests

LandWeb is the first large scale, data-driven approach to simulating historic natural ranges of variation (H/NRV). This model …

Simulating mountain pine beetle eastward spread

The continued eastward spread of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopk.; MPB) now threatens the boreal forests of eastern …

Recent Publications

Networks are widely used for modelling landscape connectivity and have many ecological and conservation applications. The nodes in …

NetLogoR is an R package to build and run spatially explicit agent-based models (SE-ABMs) using the R language. SE-ABMs are models that …

Background Transmission of Plasmodium greatly depends on the foraging behaviour of its mosquito vector (Anopheles spp.). The …

Omnivory is extremely common in animals, yet theory predicts that when given a choice of resources specialization should be favored …

Background: Energy and time constraints experienced by dispersing animals often limit individual dispersal and subsequent habitat …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Natural resource management decisions benefit from cumulative effects research that efficiently integrates scientific knowledge across …

Software

Author

  • fpCompare: Reliable comparison of floating point numbers. CRAN; GitHub; Website
  • grainscape: Efficient modelling of landscape connectivity, habitat, and protected area networks. CRAN; GitHub; Website
  • LandR: Landscape Ecosystem Modelling in R. GitHub; Website
  • LandWebUtils: Additional utilities for LandWeb analyses. GitHub; Website
  • map: Defines a meta class of geographical objects, the ‘map’ class, and associated tools. GitHub; Website
  • NetLogoR: A Port of ‘NetLogo’ Functions and Language to R. CRAN; GitHub; Website
  • pemisc: Miscellaneous utilities developed by the Predictive Ecology Lab Group. GitHub; Website
  • quickPlot: Develop and run spatially explicit discrete event simulation models. CRAN; GitHub; Website
  • reproducible: Develop and run spatially explicit discrete event simulation models. CRAN; GitHub; Website
  • SpaDES: Develop and run spatially explicit discrete event simulation models. CRAN; GitHub; Website
  • SpaDES.addins: Tools and RStudio addins for ‘SpaDES’ and ‘SpaDES’ module development. CRAN; GitHub; Website
  • SpaDES.core: Core functionality for Spatial Discrete Event Simulation (SpaDES). CRAN; GitHub; Website
  • SpaDES.experiment: Simulation experiments within the SpaDES ecosystem. GitHub; Website
  • SpaDES.shiny: Utilities for building shiny-based apps for SpaDES simulations. GitHub; Website
  • SpaDES.tools: Additional modelling tools for Spatial Discrete Event Simulation (SpaDES) module development. CRAN; GitHub; Website

Contributor

  • miniCRAN: Create a mini version of CRAN containing only selected packages. CRAN; GitHub

Recent Posts

As an update to an earlier post, here’s how to use the latest versions of GDAL/PROJ with R spatial packages. Install GDAL brew …

A number of people have been surprised to learn that Her Majesty the Queen is listed as an author on a number of our packages. For …

UPDATE: see more recent version of this post here. I wanted to play around with the new sf package, which requires the latest GDAL …

In preparing a presentation on developing R packages using RStudio for the Victoria R Users Meetup Group this month, organizer Kiri …

This is actually really easy to do, but most of the google hits I came across were old (from 2010) or horribly complex (building gdal …