Tool for analysing benthos data. It estimates several quality indices like the total abundance of species, species richness, Margalef's d, AZTI Marine Biotic Index (AMBI), and the BEQI-2 index. Furthermore, additional (optional) features are provided that enhance data preprocessing: (1) genus to species conversion, i.e.,taxa counts at the taxonomic genus level can optionally be converted to the species level and (2) pooling: small samples are combined to bigger samples with a standardized size to (a) meet the data requirements of the AMBI, (b) generate comparable species richness values and (c) give a higher benthos signal to noise ratio.
|Author||Willem van Loon [aut, cph], Dennis Walvoort [aut, cre]|
|Maintainer||Dennis Walvoort <dennis.Walvoort@wur.nl>|
|License||GPL (>= 3)|
|Package repository||View on CRAN|
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