The taxlist package: Managing plant taxonomic lists in R

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Authors Miguel Alvarez, Federico tr. Luebert
Journal/Conference Name Biodiversity data journal
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Paper Abstract Taxonomic lists are crucial elements of vegetation-plot databases and provide the links between original entries, reference taxon views and different taxon concepts. We introduce the R package taxlist in the context of object-oriented modelling for taxonomic lists. This package provides a data structure based on species lists in Turboveg, which is a software broadly used for the storage of vegetation-plot databases and implements functions for importing and handling them prior to statistical analysis. We also present a schema for relational databases, compatible with taxlist objects and recommend its use for handling diversity records.
Date of publication 2018
Code Programming Language R
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