The MIGCLIM R package – seamless integration of dispersal constraints into projections of species distribution models
The MIGCLIM R package is a function library for the open source R software that enables the implementation of species‐specific dispersal constraints into projections of species distribution models under environmental change and/or landscape fragmentation scenarios. The model is based on a cellular automaton and the basic modeling unit is a cell that is inhabited or not. Model parameters include dispersal distance and kernel, long distance dispersal, barriers to dispersal, propagule production potential and habitat invasibility. The MIGCLIM R package has been designed to be highly flexible in the parameter values it accepts, and to offer good compatibility with existing species distribution modeling software. Possible applications include the projection of future species distributions under environmental change conditions and modeling the spread of invasive species.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dept of Ecology and Evolution, Univ. of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date: October 1, 2012