tossm: an R package for assessing performance of genetic analytical methods in a management context
Article first published online: 9 APR 2009
Published 2009. This article is a US Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.
Molecular Ecology Resources
Volume 9, Issue 6, pages 1456–1459, November 2009
How to Cite
MARTIEN, K. K., GREGOVICH, D., BRAVINGTON, M. V., PUNT, A. E., STRAND, A. E., TALLMON, D. A. and TAYLOR, B. L. (2009), tossm: an R package for assessing performance of genetic analytical methods in a management context. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 1456–1459. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02686.x
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2009
- Received 21 August 2008; revision accepted 23 February 2009
- management scheme;
- performance testing;
- population structure
tossm (Testing of Spatial Structure Methods) is a package for testing the performance of genetic analytical methods in a management context. In the tossm package, any method developed to detect population genetic structure can be combined with a mechanism for creating management units (MUs) based on the genetic analysis. The resulting Boundary-Setting Algorithm (BSA) dictates harvest boundaries with a genetic basis. These BSAs can be evaluated with respect to how well the MUs they define meet management objectives.