A Computation of functional spaces and functional diversity indices

Camille Magneville

Computing functional traits-based distances between pairs of species for species gathered in assemblages allowing to build several functional spaces. The package includes different graphical outputs.

The mFD package provides a user friendly interface to compute a global assessment of functional diversity by gathering computation of alpha and beta functional indices. As no package before, it guides users through functional analysis with one function per action to complete, several arguments that can be changed and allows personalized graphical outputs. Various tutorials are available on the mFD website to guide the user through the functional workflow.

This work is part of the FRB-CESAB working group FREE