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DesktopGarp: a software package for biodiversity and ecologic research

DesktopGarp is a software package for biodiversity and ecologic research that allows the user to predict and analyze wild species distributions.

Abstract 

DesktopGarp is a software package for biodiversity and ecologic research that allows the user to predict and analyze wild species distributions. DesktopGarp is a desktop version of the GARP algorithm (Genetic Algorithm for Rule-set Production), originally developed by David Stockwell at ERIN Unit of Environment Australia and enhanced at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
GARP is a genetic algorithm that creates ecological niche models for species. The models describe environmental conditions under which the species should be able to maintain populations. For input, GARP uses a set of point localities where the species is known to occur and a set of geographic layers representing the environmental parameters that might limit the species' capabilities to survive.

Citation 

Scachetti-Pereira, R. (2002), DesktopGarp: a software package for biodiversity and ecologic research. United States: The University of Kansas Biodiversity Research Center. Available online at http://www.nhm.ku.edu/desktopgarp/.

Author(s) 

Scachetti-Pereira, R.

Contributor 

Reference Center for Environmental Information (Brazil)

Publisher 

The University of Kansas Biodiversity Research Center

Rights 

The University of Kansas retains all intellectual property rights to the Software not expressly granted in the software End User License Agreement, including all rights under United States copyright, trademark, and under any other applicable laws, and all applicable international treaties.

Rights holder 

University of Kansas