devRate package

Purpose of the package

The devRate package allows quantifying the relationships between developmental rate and temperature in ectotherm organisms.

How to use the package

You can use the package: - to get developmental rate curves as a function of temperature for a specific organism (hundred of examples from the literature are included in the package); - to know wich equations exists and which are most used in the literature; and - to relate developmental rate with temperature from your empirical data, using the equations from the package.

Installation instructions



The devRate package provides three categories of functions: - to find developmental rate information about a specific organism (Order, Family, Genus, species): which equations were used and which are the asociated parameters (e.g., helpful to estimate startig values for your empirical data sets); - to relate developmental rate and temperature; and - to plot your empirical data sets and the associated fitted model, and/or to plot develpomental curves from the literature.