A simple R example: Species Interaction and DNA

Recently I have been exploring different kinds of R packages that deal with biodiversity and ecology data. This is partly to understand the fragmented and distributed data landscape that we are tackling in DiSSCo. Our goal is to build a new world-class Research Infrastructure (RI) for natural science collections. Also, an excuse to learn something new and share with the wider community.

I discovered that R is immensely popular in biodiversity and ecology research. There is an active community that maintains various packages that are well-curated…