BioTIMEr: Tools to Use and Explore the 'BioTIME' Database

The 'BioTIME' database was first published in 2018 and inspired ideas, questions, project and research article. To make it even more accessible, an R package was created. The 'BioTIMEr' package provides tools designed to interact with the 'BioTIME' database. The functions provided include the 'BioTIME' recommended methods for preparing (gridding and rarefaction) time series data, a selection of standard biodiversity metrics (including species richness, numerical abundance and exponential Shannon) alongside examples on how to display change over time. It also includes a sample subset of both the query and meta data, the full versions of which are freely available on the 'BioTIME' website <>.

Version: 0.2.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, vegan, dggridR, checkmate
Suggests: maps, knitr, rmarkdown, formatR, testthat (≥ 3.0.0), vdiffr
Published: 2024-04-03
Author: Alban Sagouis ORCID iD [aut, cre], Faye Moyes ORCID iD [aut], Inês S. Martins ORCID iD [aut, rev], Shane A. Blowes ORCID iD [ctb], Viviana Brambilla ORCID iD [ctb], Cher F. Y. Chow ORCID iD [ctb], Ada Fontrodona-Eslava ORCID iD [ctb], Laura Antão ORCID iD [ctb, rev], Jonathan M. Chase ORCID iD [fnd], Maria Dornelas ORCID iD [fnd, cph], Anne E. Magurran ORCID iD [fnd], European Research Council grant AdG BioTIME 250189 [fnd], European Research Council grant PoC BioCHANGE 727440 [fnd], European Research Council grant AdG MetaCHANGE 101098020 [fnd], The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity grant RC-2018-021 [fnd]
Maintainer: Alban Sagouis <alban.sagouis at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-GB
Citation: BioTIMEr citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: BioTIMEr results


Reference manual: BioTIMEr.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to BioTIMEr


Package source: BioTIMEr_0.2.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-prerel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-prerel (arm64): BioTIMEr_0.2.2.tgz, r-release (arm64): not available, r-oldrel (arm64): not available, r-prerel (x86_64): BioTIMEr_0.2.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): BioTIMEr_0.2.2.tgz


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