3 years ago

frair: an R package for fitting and comparing consumer functional responses

Daniel Barrios-O'Neill, Daniel W. Pritchard, Rachel A. Paterson, Helene C. Bovy
Consumer-resource interactions (i.e. the functional response) underpin decades of ecological advancements. However, selecting, fitting and comparing functional response models using appropriate methods remains a non-trivial endeavour. The R package frair provides tools for selecting and differentiating various forms of consumer functional response models, a consistent interface for fitting and visualising response curves, and a selection of statistically robust methods for comparing fitted parameters. Using real data from crustacean predator-prey systems, we demonstrate the utility of frair, highlighting best practice and common analytical mistakes.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12784

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