CBSG develops and employs a wide variety of tools to assist conservation professionals in developing effective strategies for averting extinction of endangered species. These tools range from sophisticated analytical simulation software for studying population dynamics to structured workshop facilitation techniques aimed at helping people reach shared understanding. We are committed to evaluating the contents of our “conservation toolkit” and to improving them as new concepts and technologies emerge. Moreover, collaboration with other wildlife conservation organizations gives us exposure and access to a wealth of additional tools that broaden our capabilities and increase our effectiveness.
Tools for Quantitative Analysis
Vortex - Vortex is a computer model that simulates the complex dynamics of wildlife population growth and how those dynamics may change through time in the presence of threatening human activities.
Outbreak - Outbreak simulates SEIR-style disease dynamics, using familiar basic conceptual algorithms of infectious disease transmission.
Spatial - Spatial is an agent-based model of the movements of animals on landscapes.
MetaModel Manager - A “metamodel” links multiple, discrete models that depict separate components of a complex system, governing the flow of information between models and the sequence of events in the simulation process.
PMx - PMx is a package of demographic and genetic analysis tools to assist with the management of breeding programs for wildlife species.