Plant: A Package for Modelling Forest Trait Ecology & Evolution

Our latest paper describes an R package called plant – an individual-based simulation model that simulates the growth of individual trees, stands of competing plants, or entire metacommunities under a disturbance regime, using common physiological rules and trait-based functional trade-offs to capture differences among species.

Falster DS, FitzJohn RG, Brännström Å, Dieckmann U, Westoby M (2016) plant: A package for modelling forest trait ecology & evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 136-146. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12525, code: github.

Our paper appeared as part of a cross-journal special feature highlighting the interdisciplinary potential of demography, with articles spread among all six journals of the British Ecological Society.

I also presented in a joint webinar accompanying the special issue. You can watch my talk at the link below, with slides available here: