Using taxadb to query taxonomic information in ecology projects

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taxadb

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academic

Field(s) of application

ecology, conservation, evolutionary biology, species distribution modeling

What did you do?

I used the {taxadb} package to verify taxonomic information for two ecology-related projects. In the second case, I compared taxonomic identifications from 2006 with the current information for those species to identify changes in name and/or status…

Comments

The package is fantastic in that it works in offline mode. I am interested in seeing the range of databases expanded in future versions.

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@gavinprm

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