‘FishResp’ calculates metabolic rate of fish and other aquatic organisms measured using an intermittent-flow respirometry approach. The tool is used to run a set of graphical QC tests of raw respirometry data, correct it for background respiration and chamber effect, filter and extract target values of absolute and mass-specific metabolic rate. Experimental design should include background respiration tests and measuring of one or two metabolic rate traits. The package allows a user to import raw respirometry data obtained from ‘AutoResp’ (LoligoSystems) or other logger software.
The graphical implementation of the R package is under development (alpha testing). The expected date of a release is August-September 2017.