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.

Author
Annegret Grimm, Bernd Gruber & Klaus Henle
Date of publication
2015-05-15 21:42:41
Maintainer
Annegret Grimm <annegret.grimm@ufz.de>
License
GPL-2
Version
1.1

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NEff-package
Calculating Effective Sizes Based on Known Demographic...
population
individual based population model

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NEff
NEff/NAMESPACE
NEff/R
NEff/R/population.R
NEff/MD5
NEff/DESCRIPTION
NEff/man
NEff/man/NEff-package.Rd
NEff/man/population.Rd