devRate package

Purpose of the package

The devRate package allows quantifying the relationship between development rate and temperature in ectotherm organisms.

How to use the package

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

Installation instructions



The devRate package provides three categories of functions: - to find development rate information about a specific organism (Order, Family, Genus, species) - to relate development rate and temperature; and - to plot your empirical datasets and the associated fitted model, and/or to plot development curves from the literature.

Author’s affiliation

UMR EGCE, Univ. ParisSud, CNRS, IRD, Univ. ParisSaclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

To cite this package please use citation(“devRate”) and/or Rebaudo F, Struelens Q, Dangles O. Modelling temperature-dependent development rate and phenology in arthropods: The devRate package for r. Methods Ecol Evol. 2017;00:1-7.