1. General Model Information

Name: Species distribution models - GARP (Genetic Algorithm for Rule-set Production)

Acronym: GARP

Main medium: teresstrial
Main subject: spatial distribution
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: rule-based
Main application: research, simulation/optimisation tool
Keywords: biodiversity, species distribution, genetic algorithm, rule-set, stochastic


David Stockwell
Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service
Phone: +61-6-274 1134
Fax : +61-6-274 1333
email: davids@erin.gov.au

About the developers of the GARP MOSAIC tool



GARP (Genetic Algorithm for Rule-set Production) is an extension of the BIOCLIM approach which aims to develop models with: Genetic algorithms are general purpose optimization techniques based on biological principles. GARP (Genetic Algorithm for Rule-set Production) uses a genetic algorithm to automate the use of environmental data collected through field surveys to produce distribution maps and models. This method has been largely applied to predicting the distribution of species of animals and plants but can potentially predict any observable environmental entity. The method has a number of benefits:

Author of the abstract:

Species distribution models - GARP

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): availability of GARP software

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): ANSI C download information

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

documentation of the GARP system

motivation for development of GARP

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: 24.June 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:43 CEST 2002

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