# dynamAedes

## Overview

**dynamAedes** is a unified modelling framework for
invasive *Aedes* mosquitoes.

Users can apply the stochastic, time-discrete and spatially-explicit
population dynamical model to four *Aedes* mosquitoes species:
*Aedes aegypti*, *Ae. albopictus*, *Ae. japonicus*
and *Ae. koreicus*

The model is driven by temperature, photoperiod and intra-specific
larval competition and can be applied to three different spatial scales:
punctual, local and regional. These spatial scales consider different
degrees of spatial complexity and data availability, by accounting for
both active and passive dispersal of the modelled mosquito species as
well as for the heterogeneity of input temperature data.

The main features of **dynamAedes**:

**dynamAedes** is a stochastic model, which imply
that the range of daily estimates depends on the number of
iterations

**dynamAedes** estimate the mosquito population
dynamics and extract both its spatial and temporal trend

At local scale, **dynamAedes** allow to estimate the
active and passive dispersal of adults mosquitoes, returning the the
average distance covered in a given period or the total number of
colonized cells.

## Installation

```
# Install the released version from CRAN
install.packages("dynamAedes")
# Or the development version from GitHub:
# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("mattmar/dynamAedes")
```