Provides neutral landscape models
(Gardner et al. 1987 ,
With 1997 ) that can easily extend in
existing landscape analyses. Neutral landscape models range from "hard"
neutral models (only random functions) to "soft" ones (with parameters) and
generate landscape patterns that are not grounded in ecological reasoning.
Thus, these patterns can be used as null models in landscape ecology. 'NLMR'
combines a large number of algorithms from published software (Saura &
Martínez 2000 , Etherington et
al. 2015 ) for simulating neutral landscapes and
includes utility functions to classify and combine the landscapes. The
simulation results are obtained in a geospatial data format (raster* objects
from the 'raster' package) and can, therefore, be used
in any sort of raster data operation that is performed with standard