algaeClassify: Determine Phytoplankton Functional Groups Based on Functional Traits

Functions designed to facilitate the assignment of morpho-functional group (MFG) classifications to phytoplankton species based on a combination of taxonomy (Class,Order) and a suite of 7 binomial functional traits. Classifications can also be made using only a species list and a database of trait-derived classifications included in the package. MFG classifications are derived from Salmaso et al. (2015) <doi:10.1111/fwb.12520> and this reference should be cited when using the package. The 'algaeClassify' package is a product of the GEISHA (Global Evaluation of the Impacts of Storms on freshwater Habitat and Structure of phytoplankton Assemblages), funded by CESAB (Centre for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity) and the USGS John Wesley Powell Center, with data and other support provided by members of GLEON (Global Lake Ecology Observation Network). This software is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The software has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. The software is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized on unauthorized use of the software.

Version: 0.1.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.4.0)
Published: 2019-05-20
Author: Vijay Patil [aut, cre], Torsten Seltmann [aut], Nico Salmaso [ctb], Orlane Anneville [ctb], Marc Lajeunesse [ctb]
Maintainer: Vijay Patil <vpatil at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: algaeClassify results


Reference manual: algaeClassify.pdf
Package source: algaeClassify_0.1.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: algaeClassify_0.1.0.tgz, r-oldrel: algaeClassify_0.1.0.tgz


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