A set of functions to quantify the relationship between development rate and temperature. The package comprises a set of models and estimated parameters borrowed from a literature review in ectotherms (mostly arthropods).

The devRate package allows quantifying the relationships between developmental rate and temperature in ectotherm organisms.

You can use the package:

- to get developmental rate curves as a function of temperature for a specific organism (hundred of examples from the literature are included in the package);
- to know wich equations exists and which are most used in the literature; and
- to relate developmental rate with temperature from your empirical data, using the equations from the package.

install.packages("devRate")

The devRate package provides three categories of functions:

- to find developmental rate information about a specific organism (Order, Family, Genus, species): which equations were used and which are the asociated parameters (e.g., helpful to estimate startig values for your empirical data sets);
- to relate developmental rate and temperature; and
- to plot your empirical data sets and the associated fitted model, and/or to plot develpomental curves from the literature.