IGN 6-3
codyn: An R package for analysis of long-term ecological community data

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
345, Baltimore Convention Center
Andrew MacDonald, Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Lauren M. Hallett, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Sydney K. Jones, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Scott L. Collins, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Corinna Gries, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Matthew B. Jones, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA
As long-term datasets increase in scope and length, new analytical tools are developing to capture patterns of species interactions over time. We present a new R package, codyn, to help ecologists easily implement these metrics and gain broader insight into community dynamics. codyn functions are explicitly temporal and include metrics of community stability and species turnover; they can also be implemented over multiple spatial replicates. In addition, codyn contains vignettes which reproduce figures and methods from published papers.