NEff: Calculating Effective Sizes Based on Known Demographic Parameters of a Population

Effective population sizes (often abbreviated as "Neff") are essential in biodiversity monitoring and conservation. For the first time, calculating effective sizes with data obtained within less than a generation but considering demographic parameters is possible. This individual based model uses demographic parameters of a population to calculate annual effective sizes and effective population sizes (per generation). A defined number of alleles and loci will be used to simulate the genotypes of the individuals. Stepwise mutation rates can be included. Variations in life history parameters (sex ratio, sex-specific survival, recruitment rate, reproductive skew) are possible. These results will help managers to define existing populations as viable or not.

Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("NEff")
AuthorAnnegret Grimm, Bernd Gruber & Klaus Henle
Date of publication2015-05-15 21:42:41
MaintainerAnnegret Grimm <annegret.grimm@ufz.de>
LicenseGPL-2
Version1.1

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