fossil: Palaeoecological and Palaeogeographical Analysis Tools

A set of analytical tools useful in analysing ecological and geographical data sets, both ancient and modern. The package includes functions for estimating species richness (Chao 1 and 2, ACE, ICE, Jacknife), shared species/beta diversity, species area curves and geographic distances and areas.

Version: 0.4.0
Depends: sp, maps, shapefiles
Published: 2020-03-23
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.fossil
Author: Matthew J. Vavrek
Maintainer: Matthew J. Vavrek <matthew at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: fossil citation info
CRAN checks: fossil results


Reference manual: fossil.pdf


Package source: fossil_0.4.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): fossil_0.4.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): fossil_0.4.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): fossil_0.4.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): fossil_0.4.0.tgz
Old sources: fossil archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: KnowBR
Reverse imports: clustAnalytics, GridOnClusters, mxnorm


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