shar: An R package to analyze species-habitat associations using point pattern analysis

Abstract

Studying species-habitat associations is one approach to reveal the importance of abiotic processes in shaping the spatial distribution of species. Even though the R programming language offers many packages for spatial point pattern analysis, currently there is no comprehensive package specifically designed to analyze species-habitat associations. The shar package builds on widely used R packages for spatial analyses and provides an easy and straightforward way to uncover species-habitat associations for discrete environmental data.

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Journal of Open Source Software
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Maximilian H.K. Hesselbarth
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ecological Modelling