medfate R package
The R package medfate has been designed to study the characteristics and simulate dynamics of Mediterranean forests. Fire and drought impacts are the main drivers covered by the package. Representation of vegetation is not spatially-explicit (i.e. trees or shrubs do not have explicit coordinates within plots). This simplified representation is chosen so that package functions can be easily applied to plot data from national forest inventories. Since the package intends to facilitate predictions of both structure and composition, the taxonomic identity of plants is stored, and parameter values need to be provided for each taxonomic entity (but the package could be used with functional groups).
Miquel De Cáceres, Antoine Cabon, Víctor Granda, Shengli Huang