QuantitativeDescriptors {cheddar}R Documentation

Quantitative descriptors

Description

Quantitative descriptors after Bersier at al Ecology 2002.

Usage

NodeQuantitativeDescriptors(community, weight)
QuantitativeDescriptors(community, weight, top.level.threshold=0.99)

Arguments

community

an object of class Community.

weight

the name of a tropic-link property with which quantitative descriptors should be computed. It can be the name of a first-class property (returned by TrophicLinkPropertyNames) or the name of a function that takes a Community object as the only parameter and a vector of length NumberOfTrophicLinks.

top.level.threshold

TODO

Details

Quantitative food-web descriptors as described by Bersier et al 2002 Ecology.

NodeQuantitativeDescriptors computes a table of node-level quantitative descripttors, as presented in Bersier et al 2002, Table 1. It returns a matrix with columns NResources, NConsumers, bIn, bOut, nN, nP, d.prime, d, o.prime, o, g.prime, g, v.prime, v.

QuantitativeDescriptors computes values presented in Bersier et al 2002 Table 2. It returns a matrix with columns Qualitative, Unweighted and Weighted and rows Fraction top level, Fraction intermediate, Fraction basal, Ratio resources:consumers, Link density, Connectance, Fraction links top:intermediate, Fraction links top:basal, Fraction links intermediate:intermediate, Fraction links intermediate:basal, Mean chain length, Median chain length, SD chain length, Max chain length, Degree of omnivory, Generality, Vulnerability, SD standardised generality, SD standardised vulnerability.

Value

A matrix.

Author(s)

Lawrence Hudson

References

Bersier, L. and Banasek-Richter, C. and Cattin, M. (2002) Ecology 80 2394–2407.

See Also

TrophicLinkPropertyNames, NumberOfTrophicLinks, NumberOfNodes

Examples

data(ChesapeakeBay)
QuantitativeDescriptors(ChesapeakeBay, 'biomass.flow')
NodeQuantitativeDescriptors(ChesapeakeBay, 'biomass.flow')

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