5 packages on CRAN
Interacts with a suite of web 'APIs' for taxonomic tasks, such as getting database specific taxonomic identifiers, verifying species names, getting taxonomic hierarchies, fetching downstream and upstream taxonomic names, getting taxonomic synonyms, converting scientific to common names and vice versa, and more.
Species trait data from many different sources, including sequence data from 'NCBI' (<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/>), plant trait data from 'BETYdb', data from 'EOL' 'Traitbank', 'Birdlife' International, and more.
Tools to estimate pollinator body size and co-varying traits. This package contains novel Bayesian predictive models of pollinator body size (for bees and hoverflies) as well as preexisting predictive models for pollinator body size (currently implemented for ants, bees, butterflies, flies, moths and wasps) as well as bee tongue length and foraging distance, total field nectar loads and wing loading. An additional GitHub repository <https://github.com/liamkendall/pollimetrydata> provides model objects to use the bodysize function internally. All models are described in Kendall et al (2018) <doi:10.1101/397604>.
Get species origin data (whether species is native/invasive) from the following sources on the web: Encyclopedia of Life (<http://eol.org>), Flora 'Europaea' (<http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/FE/fe.html>), Global Invasive Species Database (<http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd>), the Native Species Resolver (<https://bien.nceas.ucsb.edu/bien/tools/nsr/>), Integrated Taxonomic Information Service (<https://www.itis.gov/>), and Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (<http://www.griis.org/>).
A programmatic interface to the Species+ <https://speciesplus.net/> database via the Species+/CITES Checklist API <https://api.speciesplus.net/>.