letsR: Tools for data handling and analysis in macroecology
R functions for handling, processing, and analyzing geographic data on species' distributions and environmental variables as well as species' description and conservation information.
Author: Bruno Vilela & Fabricio Villalobos
spThin: Functions for spatial thinning of species occurrence records for use in ecological models
spThin is a set of functions that can be used to spatially thin species occurrence data. The resulting thinned data can be used in ecological modeling, such as ecological niche modeling.
Author: Matthew E. Aiello-Lammens, Robert A. Boria, Aleksandar Radosavljevic, Bruno Vilela, and Robert P. Anderson
Wallace: Harnessing Digital Biodiversity Data for Predictive Modeling, Fueled by R
(selected as one of the six finalists of the Ebbe Nielsen Prize in 2015)
Wallace is a shiny application that integrates rgbif, spThin and ENMeval packages in a web GUI interface. Researchers can download and map GBIF occurrence data, eliminate questionable records, remove clustered records, access climatic variables, build and evaluate Maxent models of varying complexities, visualize predictions, and save results. (see a short video demonstration bellow).
Author: Jamie Kass, Matthew E. Aiello-Lammens, Bruno Vilela, Robert Muscarella, Cory Merow and Robert P. Anderson