fossil-package: fossil: Palaeoecological and Palaeogeographical Analysis...

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A set of analytical tools useful in analysing ecological and geographical data sets, both ancient and modern. The package includes functions for estimating species richness (Chao 1 and 2, ACE, ICE, Jacknife), shared species/beta diversity, species area curves and geographic distances.


The fossil package is designed to be used by palaeoecologists and palaeobiogeographers, providing to them a set of useful tools including species similarity indices, species estimators, minimum spanning tree/forest functions, and an assortment of other useful tools.


Matthew Vavrek <>

fossil documentation built on March 23, 2020, 5:06 p.m.