Trophic is an R package I am working on to compile functions for generating food web structures. It currently has 9 different methods available to generate adjacency matrices.

I have several goals for this work beyond simply generating food web structures. I hope to implement methods developed by Allesina et al. to determine the likelihood that an observed food web was generated using a specific algorithm.

I also plan to link this package to models of food web dynamics, in order to make it easier to generate and simulate food webs for testing theory.

Jonathan J. Borrelli
Jonathan J. Borrelli
Postdoctoral Researcher

My research interests include community ecology, trophic dynamics, and freshwater ecology.