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Comparative analysis of abiotic niches in Ungulates

The diversity of Ungulate abiotic niches

Project repository for the analysis of abiotic niches of Ungulates. Contains source code (R) and data files. The overall layout is as follows:

The source code that is being developed is intended to be portable such that analysis workflows can be prototyped on laptops, while longer running analyses can be executed in a cloud environment. In addition to the occurrences, other input data include GIS layers for bioclimatic variables, soil, topographic heterogeneity, and vegetation types. However, these are quite large files obtained from 3rd parties, and so we consider these immutable for this project. Hence, we may store some of these separately in a DropBox folder structure. From the combined input data types, we model niches (e.g. using maxent), the results of which we write to the results folder. These are then, subsequently, used for the following: