sdmApp package: A user-friendly application for species distribution modeling

Aboubacar HEMA, Babacar NDAO, Louise LEROUX, Abdoul Aziz DIOUF


Introduction and Main Features

sdmApp is a R package containing a Shiny application that allows non-expert R users to easily model species distribution. It offers a reproducible work flow for species distribution modeling into a single and user friendly environment. sdmApp takes Raster data (in format supported by the Raster package) and species occurrence data (several format supported) as input argument. This package provides an interactive graphical user interface (GUI). This document will give an overview of the main functionalities of the graphical user interface. The main features of the GUI is:

The GUI is build around 5 main windows, which can be selected from the navigation bar at the top of the screen. Initially, some of these windows will be empty and their content changes once data (both raster and species occurrence files) have been uploaded.


The sdmApp is available in GitHub and it will be available in CRAN soon. It is recommended to install the dependencies of the package. To install the package from GitHub use:

remotes::install_github("Abson-dev/sdmApp", dependencies = TRUE)
# loading the package
# Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Package data

The package contains the raw format of the following data: