Articles by Javi Fernández-López

Plotting wind highways using rWind

November 25, 2018 | Javi Fernández-López

Hi there! Our manuscript about rWind R package has been recently accepted for publication in Ecography! As you know, rWind is a tool used to download and manage wind data, with some utilities that make easy to include wind information in ecological or evolutionary analyses (or others!). Though there are ...
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New rWind release on CRAN! (v1.0.2)

July 4, 2018 | Javi Fernández-López

Hi there!Just a few lines to inform you about the new release of rWind R package (v1.0.2). This version have several new features. Here you have an example of one of them, the function wind.dl_2 to download time series of wind data. In this example we create a ... [Read more...]

Simulating animal movements and habitat use

May 1, 2018 | Javi Fernández-López

 Hi there! I was training some ways to simulate animal (or other organisms) movements having into account habitat suitability. To do this, I used my previous eWalk model as the underlying process to simulate random or directional walks. This model is based on Brownian / Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process. You can find ...
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Brownian Motion GIF with R and ImageMagick

December 9, 2017 | Javi Fernández-López

Hi there! Last Monday we celebrated a “Scientific Marathon” at Royal Botanic Garden in Madrid, a kind of mini-conference to talk about our research. I was talking about the relation between fungal spore size and environmental variables such as temperature and precipitation. To make my presentation more friendly, I created ... [Read more...]

rWind R package released!

December 4, 2016 | Javi Fernández-López

Hi there!  Let me introduce you rWind, an R package with several tools for downloading, editing and converting wind data from Global Forecast System ( in other formats as raster for GIS! Wind data is a powerful source of information that could ...
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nichEvolve documentation and code

June 27, 2016 | Javi Fernández-López

Here you have some documentation about the nichEvolve model and a link to download the NetLogo code. I will write soon some practical experiments to test with the model... enjoy!Link:  nichEvolve.nlogo*(Don't you have NetLogo installed in your computer? NetLogo is a nice tool to implement simple agent-based ...
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nichEvolve, a niche evolution model with NetLogo

June 26, 2016 | Javi Fernández-López

 During the last year I was reading some articles about niche conservatism/evolution. There are a lot of theories and methodologies to deal with this kind of questions, but sometimes it's hard to understand all this mathematical and theoretical concepts about models of evolution: Brownian motion models, Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes, etc. ...
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