WebSim: Simulation software to assist in trapping web design

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There are many applied and theoretical reasons why estimates of population density or abundance are needed (e.g., endangered species management, effects of habitat manipulation). The trapping web is a field sampling and associated analysis method that is useful in a wide variety of biological applications. In designing a study, it is useful to have a tool to guide the sampling design. WebSim provides simulation and response surface methods to evaluate bias and precision of density estimates in a trapping web study as a function of several design variables. The software is freely available on the Internet and runs on 32-bit Windows systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1259-1261
Number of pages3
JournalWildlife Society Bulletin
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2002


  • Density estimation
  • Distance sampling
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Sampling
  • Study design
  • Trapping web


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