COLONISE is a software for the study of colonisation events in natural populations. It determines the composition of the newly colonised population and makes inferences about the factors that influenced individuals to establish a new population. COLONISE uses a hierarchical Bayesian model to combine multilocus genotype data with demographic and environmental data, and a reversible jump MCMC algorithm to perform posterior density estimations. The software is written in C and C++ for the graphical user interface. It integrates a tool to draw posterior density functions (histogram, running mean, traces, etc.) and to estimate parameters from them (mean, mode, variance, HPDI etc.)
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Foll, M., and O. E. Gaggiotti, 2005
COLONISE: a computer program to study colonization processes in metapopulations.
Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 705-707.