- PWRC Software Archive
- Other sites with wildlife-related software
- Misc notes
PWRC Software ArchiveThe following programs were developed at PWRC and elsewhere for the analysis of animal populations for wildlife biologists/managers.
|BAND2||Computes the number of animals that must be banded in order to achieve a specified level of precision for survival rates estimated using band recovery models.|
|BROWNIE||Computes estimates of survival and recovery rates for 2-age class band-recovery data.|
|CAPQUOTA||Computes expected coefficients of variation of survival and capture probability for use in the design of capture-recapture-resighting experiments.|
|CAPTURE||Computes estimates of capture probability and population size for "closed" population capture-recapture data.|
|CENTROID||Tests the null hypothesis that two samples of recoveries belong to the same bivariate distribution.|
|COMDYN||Computes estimates of species richness using large scale data.|
|CONTRAST||Compares estimates of survival (or any normally distributed parameter estimates).|
|CountRemoval||A removal model for estimating detection probabilities from point count surveys.|
|DOSECOMP||Analyzes dose responses for two populations, using the PROBIT model and the abbreviated protocol as described by Link et al(1996).|
|DOBSERV||A Double-observer approach for estimating detection probability and abundance from avian point counts as described in Nichols et. al. (2000).|
|ESTIMATE||Computes estimates of survival and recovery rates for 1-age class band-recovery data.|
|fatalityCMR||Estimates fatalities using raw counts of wildlife fatalities, trial experiments for carcass detection probability and persistence time.|
|GENCAPH1||Generates capture-history data for given s,theta,p,c.|
|JOLLY||Computes estimates of survival and capture probability for 1-age class open population capture-recapture models.|
|JOLLYAGE||Computes estimates of survival and capture probability for 2-age class open population capture-recapture models.|
|LOLASURVIV||Computes estimates of survival and capture probability for open capture-recapture models when sex is not allways known.|
|MAYFIELD||Computes estimates of daily survival rate for nest visitation data.|
|MSSURVIV||Computes estimates of survival-movement and capture probability for open capture-recapture models.|
|MSSRVRD||(BETA) replacement for MSSURVIV, RDSURV - Combines multi-strata, robust-design and trap-deaths.|
|MSSRVRCV||Computes survival-movement, capture and recovery probabilities from multi-strata capture-recapture-recovery data.|
|MSSRVMIS||Computes estimates of survival and capture probability adjusted for missclassification.|
|MULT||Computes estimates of survival and recovery rates for band-recovery data with additional models for estimating reporting rate.|
|nestAbund||Estimates abundance of nests using a capture-recapture approach which deals with imperfect detection probability as well as the impact of environmental and individual covariates on nest fate.|
|ORDSURVIV||Computes estimates of survival and temporary emigration under the "Open Robust Design".|
|POWER||Computes the power of between-model likelihood ratio tests.|
|PRESENCE||Estimates patch occupancy rates and related parameters.|
|RDSURVIV||Computes estimates of survival and capture probability using capture-recapture data with "robust-design" models and recoveries.|
|RELEASE||Computes estimates of survival and capture probability for capture-recapture experiments on open animal populations.|
|SCATMAN||Tests the hypothesis of prey-selectivity based on random samples of predator scats.|
|SPACECAP||Estimates Animal Abundance and Density using Spatially-Explicit Capture-Recapture.|
|SPECRICH||Computes "species richness" or total number of species from emperical species abundance distribution data.|
|SPECRICH2||Estimates the total number of species from species presence-absence data on multiple sample sites or occasions using model M(h) from program CAPTURE.|
|SURVIV||Computes estimates of survival (or any model parameter) with multinomially distributed data.|
|TMSURVIV||Computes estimates of survival and capture probability and the proportion of transients in open population capture-recapture data.|
Other www sites with wildlife-related software:
Colorado State University Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology MARK
Population Analysis Software Group POPAN
www.PhiDot.Org (Evan Cooch's) software page.
- www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/software/bugs/ WINBUGS - Basian inference Using Gibbs Sampling.
Disclaimer:Although this program has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the accuracy and functioning of the program and related program material nor shall the fact of distribution constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in connection therewith.
CitationsOne of the problems with obtaining software from the Web is that hard copy documentation is not available. The following site provides information on how to cite electronic documents:
Here are sample citations for two of the programs:
- Hines, J. E. (2006). PRESENCE- Software to estimate patch occupancy and related parameters. USGS-PWRC. http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/software/presence.html.
- Hines, J. E. (1996). SPECRICH Software to compute species abundance from emperical species abundance distribution data. USGS-PWRC. http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/software/specrich.html.
A good, free ascii text editor (Notepad++) can be downloaded here.
This list is maintained by:
Jim Hines (email@example.com)
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Rd
Laurel, Md 20708-4030
Last updated: 31-May-2017