Quantify the Relationship Between Development Rate and Temperature in Ectotherms

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.


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.


devRate 0.1.0.

Initial submission

Reference manual

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0.1.5 by Francois Rebaudo, 2 months ago


Report a bug at https://github.com/frareb/devRate/issues

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/devRate

Authors: Francois Rebaudo [aut, cre], Quentin Struelens [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 license

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat

See at CRAN