TrenchR: Tools for Microclimate and Biophysical Ecology

Tools for translating environmental change into organismal response. Microclimate models to vertically scale weather station data to organismal heights. The biophysical modeling tools include both general models for heat flows and specific models to predict body temperatures for a variety of ectothermic taxa. Additional functions model and temporally partition air and soil temperatures and solar radiation. Utility functions estimate the organismal and environmental parameters needed for biophysical ecology. 'TrenchR' focuses on relatively simple and modular functions so users can create transparent and flexible biophysical models. Many functions are derived from Gates (1980) <doi:10.1007/978-1-4612-6024-0> and Campbell and Norman (1988) <isbn:9780387949376>.

Version: 1.1.1
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.1)
Imports: deSolve, msm, Rdpack (≥ 0.7), stats, zoo
Suggests: covr, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat
Published: 2023-09-13
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.TrenchR
Author: Lauren Buckley ORCID iD [aut, cre], Bryan Briones Ortiz [aut], Isaac Caruso [aut], Aji John ORCID iD [aut], Ofir Levy ORCID iD [aut], Abigail Meyer [aut], Eric Riddell ORCID iD [aut], Yutaro Sakairi [aut], Juniper Simonis ORCID iD [aut], Brian Helmuth ORCID iD [ctb]
Maintainer: Lauren Buckley <lbuckley at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: TrenchR citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: TrenchR results


Reference manual: TrenchR.pdf
Vignettes: Allometries and conversions
Estimating microclimates
List of symbols
Using energy balances to estimate body temperatures


Package source: TrenchR_1.1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): TrenchR_1.1.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): TrenchR_1.1.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): TrenchR_1.1.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): TrenchR_1.1.1.tgz
Old sources: TrenchR archive


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