devRate package

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Purpose of the package

The devRate package allows quantifying the relationship between development rate and temperature in ectotherm organisms.

How to use the package

You can use the package:

  1. to get development rate curves as a function of temperature for a specific organism (hundred of examples from the literature are included in the package);

  2. to know which equations exists and which are most used in the literature; and

  3. to relate development rate with temperature from your empirical data, using the equations from the package database.

Installation instructions

# from CRAN

# Or the development version from GitHub:
# install.packages("devtools")


The devRate package provides three categories of functions:

  1. functions to find development rate information about a specific organism (Order, Family, Genus, species)

  2. functions to relate development rate and temperature, and

  3. functions to plot your empirical datasets and the associated fitted model, and/or to plot development curves from the literature.

Author’s affiliation

UMR EGCE (IRD, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Saclay), Gif-sur-Yvette, France

To cite this package please use:

#> To cite package 'devRate' in publications use:
#>   Rebaudo F, Regnier B (2023). _devRate: Quantify the Relationship
#>   Between Development Rate and Temperature in Ectotherms_. R package
#>   version 0.2.4, <>.
#> A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is
#>   @Manual{,
#>     title = {devRate: Quantify the Relationship Between Development Rate and Temperature in Ectotherms},
#>     author = {Francois Rebaudo and Baptiste Regnier},
#>     year = {2023},
#>     note = {R package version 0.2.4},
#>     url = {},
#>   }

and/or: Rebaudo F., Struelens Q., Dangles O. Modelling temperature-dependent development rate and phenology in arthropods: The devRate package for R. Methods Ecol Evol. 2017;00:1-7.