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Reference Category Books
Title (Primary) META-X: Software for metapopulation viability analysis
Author Frank, K.; Lorek, H.; Koester, F.; Sonnenschein, M.; Wissel, C.; Grimm, V.
Year 2002
Department OESA
Page To 195
Language deutsch
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00119986, 02-1759 DK: 575.858 Met

Meta-X is a user-friendly computer program that allows students, teachers, and researchers to perform a metapopulation viability analysis i.e. to assess the extinction risk of (meta)populations on discrete, partially isolated patches of habitat, in a comfortable way. The CD comes with an extensive handbook which explains the basic concept of the program and takes you on a guided tour through a model experiment. It further provides the necessary scientific background on both metapopulation dynamics and population viability analysis.
A special feature of Meta-X is that it supports comparative analyses of alternative scenarios. This predestines Meta-X to serve as an aid for decision making in conservation management and landscape planning. Furthermore, handbook and software together provide an invaluable help in research and teaching.

Persistent UFZ Identifier
Frank, K., Lorek, H., Koester, F., Sonnenschein, M., Wissel, C., Grimm, V. (2002):
META-X: Software for metapopulation viability analysis
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 195 S.