WiSP: Wildlife Simulation Package – About

WiSP is an R library of functions designed as a teaching tool to illustrate methods used to estimate the abundance of closed animal populations. It enables users to generate animal populations having realistically complex spatial and individual characteristics, to generate survey designs for a variety of survey techniques, to survey the populations and to estimate abundance.

Here’s a schematic representation of its broad structure, showing generic functions (rectangles) and objects (ovals) in WiSP:flowchart

Detailed description of WiSP (pdf)