BIEN: Tools for Accessing the Botanical Information and Ecology Network Database

Provides Tools for Accessing the Botanical Information and Ecology Network Database. The BIEN database contains cleaned and standardized botanical data including occurrence, trait, plot and taxonomic data (See <> for more Information). This package provides functions that query the BIEN database by constructing and executing optimized SQL queries.

Version: 1.2.6
Depends: R (≥ 3.2.1), RPostgreSQL
Imports: DBI, ape, sf, fasterize, raster, terra, doParallel, parallel, foreach
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, maps
Published: 2023-01-06
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.BIEN
Author: Brian Maitner [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Brian Maitner <bmaitner at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: BIEN results


Reference manual: BIEN.pdf
Vignettes: BIEN R package
BIEN tutorial


Package source: BIEN_1.2.6.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): BIEN_1.2.6.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): BIEN_1.2.6.tgz, r-release (x86_64): BIEN_1.2.6.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): BIEN_1.2.6.tgz
Old sources: BIEN archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: occCite, rangeModelMetadata
Reverse suggests: wallace


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