[R-pkgs] PVAClone: new package for population viability analysis

From: Peter Solymos <solymos_at_ualberta.ca>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:22:12 -0600


Dear UseRs!

We are pleased to announce the release of our new package 'PVAClone'.

The 'PVAClone' package implements Population Viability Analysis (PVA) methodology using data cloning. The data cloning algorithm by Lele et al. (2007, 2010) is employed to compute maximum likelihood estimates of the state-space model parameters and the corresponding standard errors, heavily capitalizing on JAGS, dclone and dcme packages (see Solymos 2010).

The main components of the package include estimation of univariate population growth models, model selection and extinction risk estimation:

Feedback, bug reports and feature requests are welcome!

Khurram and Peter

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Khurram Nadeem
knadeem_at_math.ualberta.ca
University of Alberta

Péter Sólymos
solymos_at_ualberta.ca
University of Alberta


References

Nadeem, K. & Lele, S.R. 2012. Likelihood based population viability
analysis in the presence of observation error. Oikos, early online

Ponciano, J. M. et al. 2009. Hierarchical models in ecology:
confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and model selection using
data cloning. Ecology 90: 356--362.

Lele, S. R. et al. 2007. Data cloning: easy maximum likelihood
estimation for complex ecological models using Bayesian Markov chain
Monte Carlo methods. Ecol. Lett. 10: 551--563.

Lele, S. R. et al. 2010. Estimability and Likelihood Inference for
Generalized Linear Mixed Models Using Data Cloning. J. Am. Stat.
Assoc. 105: 1617--1625.

Solymos, P. (2010): dclone: Data Cloning in R. The R Journal, 2(2): 29--37.

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