A brief introduction is provided here to get you started with plant. More extensive information and tutorials are available at the package website: https://traitecoevo.github.io/plant/, including

Details of the modelling approaches:

Details of using plant in R:



For a full list of available functions run library(help=plant), or see the online reference.

Strategy objects


Individual plants

Plants are constructed with the FF16_Plant function. That function takes as its only argument a “strategy” object; the default is FF16_Strategy, but alternative strategies can be provided (see below). The “strategy” object contains all the physiological underpinning the dynamics of individual plants and entire metapopulations.

pl <- FF16_Plant()
  • demographic rates
  • Grow to size