radfitresult: Alternative Rank Abundance Fitting Results

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References Examples

Description

Provides alternative methods of obtaining rank abundance curves than provided by functions radfit, fisherfit and prestonfit (vegan), although these same functions are called.

Usage

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radfitresult(x,y="",factor="",level,plotit=T)

Arguments

x

Community data frame with sites as rows, species as columns and species abundance as cell values.

y

Environmental data frame.

factor

Variable of the environmental data frame that defines subsets to calculate fitted rank-abundance curves for.

level

Level of the variable to create the subset to calculate fitted rank-abundance curves.

plotit

Plot the results obtained by plot.radfit .

Details

These functions provide some alternative methods of obtaining fitted rank-abundance curves, although functions radfit, fisherfit and prestonfit (vegan) are called to calculate the actual results.

Value

The function returns the results from three methods of fitting rank-abundance curves:

radfit

results of radfit.

fisherfit

results of fisherfit.

prestonfit

results of prestonfit.

Optionally, a plot is provided of the radfit results by plot.radfit.

Author(s)

Roeland Kindt (World Agroforestry Centre)

References

Kindt, R. & Coe, R. (2005) Tree diversity analysis: A manual and software for common statistical methods for ecological and biodiversity studies.

http://www.worldagroforestry.org/output/tree-diversity-analysis

Examples

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library(vegan)
data(BCI)
BCIall <- t(as.matrix(colSums(BCI)))
radfitresult(BCIall)

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