Functional Rarity and Diversity in Ecology

FRB-CESAB & FREE Working Group Workshop

Nicolas Casajus (FRB-CESAB) , Matthias Grenié (iDiv) , Camille Magneville (University of Montpellier) , Sébastien Villéger (CNRS (UMR MARBEC))

The objective of this workshop, co-organized by the FRB-CESAB and the working group FREE is to give a general introduction to functional ecology. During the practice session, participants will learn to calculate various functional rarity and diversity index.


08:30 – 09:00

       Welcome coffee and icebreaker

09:00 – 12:30

       General introduction (traits, distance metrics, functional space) (~ 45 min)
       Break and questions (~ 15 min)
       Practice using the R packages mFD and funrar (~ 2h30)

12:30 – 14:00

       Lunch break

14:00 – 18:00

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Casajus N, Grenié M, Magneville C & Villéger S (2022) Workshop FRB-CESAB & FREE Working Group: Functional Rarity and Diversity in Ecology.