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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 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