Sensitivity Analysis Tool (SEAT) for Caribou population demography

Client: Environment Canada
Duration: 2008-2009

Web: Intranet only
Technology: PHP/MySQL

For Environment Canada’s Landscape Science and Technology Branch Noreca was contracted to develop a web portal and sensitivity analyslis tool (SEAT) for woodland caribou viability assessment. Work for this web application project included developing a large, secure MySQL database containing over 1 Million records of pre-simulated population trajectories using BWCSim, a caribou population model previously developed by Noreca. The database can be queried to retrieve extinction probabilities for user-defined population parameters and provides a detailed picture about the relative importance of parturition and survival rates in caribou populations.