The first version of NicheMapR is now available from Mike’s github site, with a finalised version of the microclimate model and a partly documented but operational version of the ectotherm model (plus a few other biophysical resources).
See the Resources page of the CAMEL website for instructions on how to install it.
This week we published a paper from Nat Briscoe’s doctoral work about behavioural thermoregulation in koalas and the importance of cool tree trunk microclimates. The paper is here and there has been quite a bit of media coverage e.g.
Sydney Morning Herald
The Daily Telegraph
This month we published a set of microclimate layers for the globe. You can find out more about it here.