Quantify the Relationship Between Development Rate and
Temperature in Ectotherms
A set of functions to quantify the relationship between development
rate and temperature and to build phenological models. The package comprises
a set of models and estimated parameters borrowed from a literature review
in ectotherms. The methods and literature review are described in Rebaudo
et al. (2018) <10.1111> and Rebaudo and Rabhi (2018)
<10.1111>. An example can be found in Rebaudo et al. (2017)
Purpose of the package
The devRate package allows quantifying the relationship between development rate and temperature in ectotherm organisms.
How to use the package
You can use the package:
- to get development rate curves as a function of temperature for a specific organism (hundred of examples from the literature are included in the package);
- to know which equations exists and which are most used in the literature; and
- to relate development rate with temperature from your empirical data, using the equations from the package database.
The devRate package provides three categories of functions:
- to find development rate information about a specific organism (Order, Family, Genus, species)
- to relate development rate and temperature; and
- to plot your empirical datasets and the associated fitted model, and/or to plot development curves from the literature.
UMR EGCE, Univ. ParisSud, CNRS, IRD, Univ. ParisSaclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
To cite this package please use citation("devRate") and/or
Rebaudo F, Struelens Q, Dangles O. Modelling temperature-dependent development
rate and phenology in arthropods: The devRate package for r. Methods Ecol Evol.