TOSSM Package

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The TOSSM project’s objective is to develop and test the most effective methods to detect population genetic structure. To this end, a set of computer functions has been developed to test different genetic analysis methods side-by-side to determine which methods can be used to best assist in managing populations, balancing conservation and societal goals. These computer functions have been compiled into a package known as the TOSSM package. The TOSSM package was written in the ‘R’ language, and relies heavily on the ‘rmetasim’ package of Strand (2002).

TOSSM simulated abundances

As currently written, the TOSSM package is closely tied to the IWC’s Revised Management Plan (RMP), which attempts to manage and conserve whales that are subject to harvest or other human-induced mortality (IWC, 1994). In the immediate future, it is envisioned that the TOSSM package will be used to assist in the management of whales as directed by the RMP. However, the TOSSM framework is also applicable to the management of virtually any animal population that exhibits spatial structure. The tossm package is available from the TOSSM download page, or alternatively through one of the r-project’s CRAN sites (www.r-project.orgThe previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer)

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Last modified: 12/24/2014