PROGRAM SPACECAP

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A Program to Estimate Animal Abundance and Density using Spatially-Explicit Capture-Recapture

Contact Samba Kumar, if you would like to learn more about this project.

References:

J. Andrew Royle, K. Ullas Karanth, Arjun M. Gopalaswamy, N. Samba Kumar (2009) Bayesian inference in camera trapping studies for a class of spatial capture-recapture models. Ecology: Vol. 90, No. 11, pp. 3233-3244. doi:10.1890/08-1481.1

Suggested Citation:

Pallavi Singh, Arjun M. Gopalaswamy, Andrew J. Royle, N. Samba Kumar and K. Ullas Karanth (2010). SPACECAP: A Program to Estimate Animal Abundance and Density using Bayesian Spatially-Explicit Capture-Recapture Models. Wildlife Conservation Society - India Program, Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalure, India. Version 1.0.

Description:

SPACECAP is a user-friendly software package for estimating animal densities using closed model capture-recapture sampling based on photographic captures using Bayesian spatially-explicit capture- recapture models. This approach offers advantage such as: substantially dealing with problems posed by individual heterogeneity in capture probabilities in conventional capture-recapture anal- yses. It also offers non-asymptotic inferences which are more appropriate for small samples of capture data typical of photo-capture studies.

Details

  • Package: SPACECAP
  • Type: Package
  • Version: 1.0
  • Date: 2010-02-10
  • License: GPL (>=2)
  • LazyLoad: yes

Help:

User-group forum, frequently asked questions

Requires:

R (>= 2.9.2), tcltk, TeachingDemos

Download:

SPACECAP user's manual