Package for easy integration with R

Data included in the package ‘sdmpredictors’

The R package ‘sdmpredictors’ provides simple functions for querying and downloading the raster layers.



  Installing the package

install.packages("sdmpredictors")

  Running the main functions

library(sdmpredictors)

# Explore datasets in the package
list_datasets()

# Explore layers in a dataset
list_layers()

# Download specific layers to the current directory
bathy <- load_layers("BO_bathymin", "BO_bathymean", "BO_bathymax")

# Check layer statistics
layer_stats()

# Check Pearson correlation coefficient between layers
layers_correlation()

* The package also contains external datasets (MARSPEC, BioClim)



The data available in Bio-ORACLE are documented in two peer reviewed articles that you should cite.

Tyberghein L, Verbruggen H, Pauly K, Troupin C, Mineur F, De Clerck O (2012) Bio-ORACLE: A global environmental dataset for marine species distribution modelling. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21, 272–281.

Assis J, Tyberghein L, Verbruggen H, Serrão EA, De Clerck O (in prep.) Bio-ORACLE v2.0: Extending marine data layers for bioclimatic modelling.


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