AquaticLifeHistory: Life History Analysis Tools

Estimate aquatic species life history using robust techniques. This package supports users undertaking two types of analysis: 1) Growth from length-at-age data, and 2) maturity analyses for length and/or age data. Maturity analyses are performed using generalised linear model approaches incorporating either a binomial or quasibinomial distribution. Growth modelling is performed using the multimodel approach presented by Smart et al. (2016) "Multimodel approaches in shark and ray growth studies: strengths, weaknesses and the future" <doi:10.1111/faf.12154>.

Version: 1.0.5
Depends: R (≥ 3.3)
Imports: plyr, MASS, readr, broom, MuMIn, magrittr, rlist, minpack.lm, dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2023-11-17
Author: Jonathan Smart ORCID iD [aut, cre, ctb]
Maintainer: Jonathan Smart <jonsmartphd at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: AquaticLifeHistory citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: AquaticLifeHistory results


Reference manual: AquaticLifeHistory.pdf
Vignettes: Growth estimation example using the AquaticLifeHistory package
Maturity estimation for aquatic species through the AquaticLifeHistory package


Package source: AquaticLifeHistory_1.0.5.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): AquaticLifeHistory_1.0.5.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): AquaticLifeHistory_1.0.5.tgz, r-release (x86_64): AquaticLifeHistory_1.0.5.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): not available

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: BayesGrowth


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