The virtualspecies R package

This package provides a user-friendly framework for generating virtual species distribution, integrating the existing methodological approaches. The package includes (1) generating virtual species’ suitability from a spatial set of environmental conditions, with two different approaches; (2) converting the environmental suitability into presence-absence with a probabilistic approach; (3) introducing dispersal limitations in the realised virtual species distributions and (4) sampling occurrences with different biases in the sampling procedure.