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FRAIR: an R package for fitting and comparing consumer functional responses

Pritchard, Daniel W., Paterson, Rachel, Bovy, Helene C. and Barrios-O'Neill, Daniel 2017. FRAIR: an R package for fitting and comparing consumer functional responses. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8 (11) , pp. 1528-1534. 10.1111/2041-210X.12784

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Consumer-resource interactions (i.e. the functional response) underpin decades of ecological advancements. However, selecting, fitting and comparing functional response models using appropriate methods remains a non-trivial endeavour. The R package frair provides tools for selecting and differentiating various forms of consumer functional response models, a consistent interface for fitting and visualising response curves, and a selection of statistically robust methods for comparing fitted parameters. Using real data from crustacean predator-prey systems, we demonstrate the utility of frair, highlighting best practice and common analytical mistakes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: consumer-resource interactions; predator-prey; resource use; non-linear curve fitting; bootstrapping; maximum likelihood
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 2041-210X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 May 2017
Date of Acceptance: 28 March 2017
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 02:04

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