Program SPACECAP: software for estimating animal density using spatially explicit capture-recapture models

Methods in Ecology and Evolution
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Abstract

1. The advent of spatially explicit capture-recapture models is changing the way ecologists analyse capture-recapture data. However, the advantages offered by these new models are not fully exploited because they can be difficult to implement. 2. To address this need, we developed a user-friendly software package, created within the R programming environment, called SPACECAP. This package implements Bayesian spatially explicit hierarchical models to analyse spatial capture-recapture data. 3. Given that a large number of field biologists prefer software with graphical user interfaces for analysing their data, SPACECAP is particularly useful as a tool to increase the adoption of Bayesian spatially explicit capture-recapture methods in practice.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Program SPACECAP: software for estimating animal density using spatially explicit capture-recapture models
Series title Methods in Ecology and Evolution
DOI 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00241.x
Volume 3
Issue 6
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Publisher location Hoboken, NJ
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Methods in Ecology and Evolution
First page 1067
Last page 1072