natserv NatureServe R client

NatureServe is a non-profit organization that provides wildlife conservation related data to various groups including the public.

All functions in this package are prefixed with ns_ to prevent collision with other pkgs.

Three NatureServe web services are available in this package:

  • Name lookup (ns_search) lookup species Unique IDs (UID) by name. These UIDs are required for access to the more detailed services.
  • Image lookup (ns_images) search for metadata for NatureServe images, including the URL’s for the image files themselves.
  • Fetch data (ns_data) on over 70,000 of the plant and animal species of the United States and Canada.

You’ll need an API key to use this package. Get one by signing up at https://services.natureserve.org/developer/index.jsp

See also the taxize book for a manual on working with taxonomic data in R, including with NatureServe data.

Installation

Stable version from CRAN

install.packages("natserv")

Development version

remotes::install_github("ropensci/natserv")
library('natserv')

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