Project Status: Active – The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed. CRAN/GitHub 1.10.0_/1.10.99

R interface to the Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine

Providing access to UC Berkeley’s Natural History Data

This package provides a R wrapper for the newly available ecoinformatics engine from UC Berkeley. The API is very new and currently provides access to two types of data.

  • Georeferenced data from the Wieslander project
  • Data on > 2 million georeferenced Berkley museum specimens.



A quick start guide is available both as markdown and a nicely formatted PDF or you can go through a set of slides from a recent talk.


Bug reports, feature requests and suggestions (especially as pull requests) are most welcome.

This package is part of a richer suite called SPOCC Species Occurrence Data, along with several other packages, that provide access to occurrence records from multiple databases. We recommend using SPOCC as the primary R interface to ecoengine unless your needs are limited to this single source.

Code of Conduct

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.