fossil: Palaeoecological and Palaeogeographical Analysis Tools

A set of analytical tools useful in analysing ecological and geographical data sets, both ancient and modern. The package includes functions for estimating species richness (Chao 1 and 2, ACE, ICE, Jacknife), shared species/beta diversity, species area curves and geographic distances and areas.

Version: 0.3.7
Depends: sp, maps, shapefiles
Published: 2012-03-30
Author: Matthew J. Vavrek
Maintainer: Matthew J. Vavrek <matthew at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: fossil citation info
CRAN checks: fossil results


Reference manual: fossil.pdf
Package source: fossil_0.3.7.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: fossil_0.3.7.tgz, r-oldrel: fossil_0.3.7.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: fossil_0.3.7.tgz
Old sources: fossil archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: parfossil
Reverse imports: RNCEP
Reverse suggests: GSIF, plotKML