Updating MetaLandSim…

August 2, 2019

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A new development version is know available for the package MetaLandSim (v. 1.0.6). It can be downloaded from GitHub.

The user has to run the following code in order to install the package from GitHub:


These changes were required because of recent improvements made to the package rgrass7 (which allows to work on GRASS from R). MetaLandSim relies on rgrass7 to properly run the function range_raster.

One of the outputs MetaLandSim provides is a simulation of range expansion by a given species (with a given set of characteristics) in a given landscape (with a given connectivity). This function, range_raster, converts the output of the simulation to rasters.

The final result are these two rasters (bellow), but check out the manual, and this paper describing the package to get further details. Also, if you want to see how these results can be used, and combined with Ecological Niche Models, check out this paper.


I will update MetaLandSim on CRAN briefly.

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