Welcome to EnviroGen’s User Manual

The [Enviro]ment [Gen]erator program.

EnviroGen is a utility package to create highly customised image stacks which can loaded as the environment for REvoSim runs. The package allows image stacks to be created using a number of different algorithms, and thus individual variables (e.g. rate of change, complexity) to be isolated and their impact on simulations studied. It also contains several convenience functions: for example, it allows noise image stacks to be created, two image stacks to be combined, uniform coloured stacks to be created, and a stack to be created from a single image.





Relevant references

Software references:

Garwood, R.J., Spencer A.R.T. and Sutton, M.D., 2019. REvoSim: Organism-level simulation of macro- and microevolution. Palaeontology 62(3),339-355. https://doi.org/10.1111/pala.12420

Furness, E.N., Garwood, R.J. and Sutton, M.D., 2023. REvoSim v3.0.0: A fast evolutionary simulation tool with ecological processes. JOSS. Submitted.

Other references:

Furness, E.N., Garwood, R.J., Mannion, P.D. and Sutton, M.D., 2021. Evolutionary simulations clarify and reconcile biodiversity-disturbance models. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1949), p.20210240. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0240

Furness, E.N., Garwood, R.J., Mannion, P. D. & Sutton, M.D. 2021. Productivity, niche availability, species richness and extinction risk: Untangling relationships using individual-based simulations. Ecology and Evolution 11(13): 8923-8940. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7730