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Habitat Risk Software

August 17, 2023

The Habitat Risk Software leverages a previously published Bayesian hierarchical model framework (Clayton and Kaldor 1987; Banderjee et al. 2004; Gelman et al. 2004; Evans et al. 2016) with opportunistic (hunter-harvest) wildlife surveillance disease testing data and publicly available geospatial (raster) data to estimate the geographical risk that a hunter will harvest a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) that tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a small “study area” portion of the state.

Publication Year 2023
Title Habitat Risk Software
DOI 10.5066/P9541B7T
Authors William D Walter, Brenda Hanley, Corey Mitchell, Rachel C. Abbott, James Kelly, Nicholas Hollingshead, Krysten Schuler, Dan Grove
Product Type Software Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Cooperative Research Units Program