The RangeShifter platform - an eco-evolutionary modelling framework.

As anthropogenic environmental changes accelerate and threaten species’ persistence and associated ecosystem services, major tasks for scientists are to predict biological responses to different and interacting pressures, and to design effective management strategies. Process-based models that explicitly integrate the different processes underpinning the responses of complex biological systems are now increasingly called for and provide opportunities (and challenges) to rapidly move forward in this endeavour. The RangeShifter software is a state-of-the-art eco-evolutionary modelling platform that is becoming increasingly used worldwide for both theoretical and applied purposes.

The RangeShifter platform was originally developed by our partners in Aberdeen. Our lab is mainly responsible for the accompanying R package RangeShiftR.

Find out more about RangeShifter and RangeShiftR on our homepage: https://rangeshifter.github.io/

Project team

  • University of Aberdeen: Greta Bocedi & Justin Travis
  • University of Potsdam: Anne-Kathleen Malchow, Jette Reeg, Damaris Zurell