R package vegclust


Classifications of vegetation provide a way of summarizing our knowledge of vegetation patterns. They are a necessary tool for nature conservation, landscape mapping and land-use planning. As the basis of vegetation classification is mainly conventional, many methodological options are possible. At least four tasks are necessary in the management of vegetation classifications: (1) Assigning a meaningful vegetation type to the plant community observed in a sampled site; (2) Updating the current definition of vegetation types according to the new vegetation information collected; (3) Defining new vegetation types with those relevés that are considered to be very different to any of the available types; (4) Reviewing classifications generated by other means.

Package vegclust provides set of functions:

  1. To perform fuzzy clustering of vegetation data De Caceres et al. (2010)
  2. To assess ecological community ressemblance on the basis of structure and composition De Caceres et al. (2013)
  3. To perform community trajectory analysis De Caceres et al. (2019).


Miquel De Cáceres


  • Download vegclust from CRAN.
  • Development version at GitHub.