ecochange: Integrating Ecosystem Remote Sensing Products to Derive EBV Indicators

Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBV) are state variables with dimensions on time, space, and biological organization that document biodiversity change. Freely available ecosystem remote sensing products (ERSP) are downloaded and integrated with data for national or regional domains to derive indicators related to structural EBV, including horizontal ecosystem extents, fragmentation, and information-theory indices. To process ERSP, users must provide at least a region of interest (polygon or geographic administrative data map). Downloadable ERSP include Global Surface Water (Peckel et al., 2016) <doi:10.1038/nature20584>, Forest Change (Hansen et al., 2013) <doi:10.1126/science.1244693>, and Continuous Tree Cover data (Sexton et al., 2013) <doi:10.1080/17538947.2013.786146>. The package relies on GDAL binaries. To instal GDAL in different operative systems, see the system-dependencies vignette.

Version: 2.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0), raster, rgeos, stats, ggplot2, sf, gdalUtils
Imports: readr, rgdal, parallel, curl, gdalUtilities, graphics, rvest, landscapemetrics, sp, tibble, utils, xml2, dplyr, R.utils, httr, getPass, methods, rlang, forcats, lattice, rasterDT, data.table, viridis
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, rasterVis
Published: 2021-09-08
Author: Wilson Lara Henao [aut, cre], Victor Gutierrez-Velez [aut], Ivan Gonzalez [aut], Maria C. Londono [aut]
Maintainer: Wilson Lara Henao <wilarhen at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: GDAL binaries
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: ecochange results


Reference manual: ecochange.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to the package ecochange


Package source: ecochange_2.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): ecochange_2.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): ecochange_2.2.tgz, r-oldrel: ecochange_2.2.tgz
Old sources: ecochange archive


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