Visualising Bipartite Networks and Calculating Some (Ecological) Indices

Functions to visualise webs and calculate a series of indices commonly used to describe pattern in (ecological) webs. It focuses on webs consisting of only two levels (bipartite), e.g. pollination webs or predator-prey-webs. Visualisation is important to get an idea of what we are actually looking at, while the indices summarise different aspects of the web's topology.


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2.13 by Carsten F. Dormann, a month ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Carsten F. Dormann , Jochen Fruend and Bernd Gruber , with additional code from Stephen Beckett , Mariano Devoto , Jose Iriondo , Tove Opsahl , Rouven Strauss and Diego Vazquez , also based on C-code developed by Nils Bluethgen , Aaron Clauset/Rouven Strauss and Miguel Rodriguez-Girones

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL license

Imports fields, igraph, MASS, methods, permute

Depends on vegan, sna

Suggests knitr

Imported by econullnetr, plsRglm.

Suggested by HiveR, bipartiteD3.

See at CRAN