Wildlife software: procedures for publication of computer software

Wildlife Society Bulletin



Computers and computer software have become an integral part of the practice of wildlife science. Computers now play an important role in teaching, research, and management applications. Because of the specialized nature of wildlife problems, specific computer software is usually required to address a given problem (e.g., home range analysis). This type of software is not usually available from commercial vendors and therefore must be developed by those wildlife professionals with particular skill in computer programming. Current journal publication practices generally prevent a detailed description of computer software associated with new techniques. In addition, peer review of journal articles does not usually include a review of associated computer software. Thus, many wildlife professionals are usually unaware of computer software that would meet their needs or of major improvements in software they commonly use. Indeed most users of wildlife software learn of new programs or important changes only by word of mouth.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Wildlife software: procedures for publication of computer software
Series title Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume 18
Issue 3
Year Published 1990
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description p. 360
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page 360
Last page 360