aquaMetrics: Freshwater Biotic indices

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Metrics for assessing ecological indicators of biodiversity in rivers and lakes. Specifically coded to be used with TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR).


Package: aquaMetrics
Type: Package
Version: 0.98-2
Date: 2017-03-30
License: MIT

This package contains several functions which compute multiple ecological metrics at different Taxonomic Levels (TL) using multiple season combinations.

Taxonomic Levels are the different output options developed by RIVAPCS to produce results at both species and family levels:
TL1 - BMWP families
TL2 - Revised BMWP (WHPT) families
TL3 - All families
TL4 - RIVPACS species
TL5 - WFD species

Season codes define different season combinations used to calculate the indices, those are listed below:
1 = spring
2 = summer
3 = autumn
4 = spring + summer
5 = spring + autumn
6 = summer + autumn
7 = spring + summer + autumn

There is also a common routine (StandardiseRawTaxa) which should be run prior to any calculation in order to standardise taxa counts into the required Taxonomic Levels.


Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Maintainer: Carlos Ruiz

aquaMetrics/aquaMetrics documentation built on May 6, 2019, 7:26 a.m.