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chronosphere v.0.3.0 on CRAN

We are pleased to announce that chronosphere v.0.3.0. is now on CRAN! This constitutes a major update to users to use chronosphere in R …

Introduction to ggplot2 (Part II)

Overview This is the second part of the introduction to ggplot2, written for the palaeobiology master students at Uni Erlangen. You can …

Introduction to ggplot2 (Part I)

Overview This document will give you a short introduction to the wonderful world of ggplot2. Before you fight your way through this …

Using count data with subsample() function of the divDyn package.

Although the subsample() function was developed for estimating turnover rates and diversity changes over multiple time intervals, it …

New body size data set added, chronosphere v.0.2.2

New data on body size is now added to the list of datasets available through the package. Access the data using the fetch() function. …



Global Triangular and Penta-Hexagonal Grids Based on Tessellated Icosahedra


Distribution of earth system history variables


Diversity Dynamics using Fossil Sampling Data

Meet the Team



Nussaibah Raja-Schoob

PhD student

Macroevolution, Biogeography, Public Policy


Ádám T. Kocsis


Biogeography, Macroevolution, Mass extinctions



Danijela Dimitrijević

Master’s Student

Palaeobiology, Marine ecology

Recent Publications

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The r package divDyn for quantifying diversity dynamics using fossil sampling data

With the help of the core function and standard subsampling options, we revisit the hypothesis of declining taxonomic rates over time, …