algaeClassify: Determine Phytoplankton Functional Groups Based on Functional Traits

Verify accepted taxonomic nomenclature of phytoplankton species, assign species to functional group classifications, and manipulate taxonomic and functional diversity data. Possible functional classifications include Morpho-functional group (MFG; Salmaso et al. 2015 <doi:10.1111/fwb.12520>) and CSR (Reynolds 1988; Functional morphology and the adaptive strategies of phytoplankton. In C.D. Sandgren (ed). Growth and reproductive strategies of freshwater phytoplankton, 388-433. Cambridge University Press, New York). Version 1.2.0 also includes functions to query names using the algaebase online taxonomic database (<>; <doi:10.7872/crya.v35.iss2.2014.105>). The algaeClassify package is a product of the GEISHA (Global Evaluation of the Impacts of Storms on freshwater Habitat and Structure of phytoplankton Assemblages), funded by CESAB (Centre for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity) and the USGS John Wesley Powell Center for Synthesis and Analysis, with data and other support provided by members of GLEON (Global Lake Ecology Observation Network). This software is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The software has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. The software is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the software.

Version: 1.2.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.4.0)
Imports: httr, lubridate, plyr, RCurl, rvest, taxize, XML, xml2
Published: 2019-09-14
Author: Vijay Patil [aut, cre], Torsten Seltmann [aut], Nico Salmaso [aut], Orlane Anneville [aut], Marc Lajeunesse [aut], Dietmar Straile [aut]
Maintainer: Vijay Patil <vpatil at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: algaeClassify results


Reference manual: algaeClassify.pdf
Package source: algaeClassify_1.2.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): algaeClassify_1.2.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): algaeClassify_1.2.0.tgz, r-oldrel: algaeClassify_1.2.0.tgz
Old sources: algaeClassify archive


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