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Download NeEstimator

NeEstimator V2.1 estimates contemporary effective population size (Ne) using multi-locus diploid genotypes from population samples.

Version 2.1 (32-bit) for Mac, Linux and PC.

Download “NeEstimator V2.1 (32-bit for Mac, Linux and PC)” – Downloaded 7699 times – 2.76 MB

Version 2.1 (64-bit) for Mac, Linux and PC.

Download “NeEstimator V2.1 (64-bit for Mac, Linux and PC)” – Downloaded 12762 times – 2.77 MB

Download SHAZA

The SHAZA software  assists in matching pairs of microsatellite genotypes in mark recapture studies. It distinguishes rare matches from those that occur by chance and was specifically designed for studies involving many many thousands of genotyped individuals.

Installation files

You can download a zip file most suitable for your computer platform:

Download “SHAZA for Windows”

shaza_win_201(1).zip – Downloaded 5917 times – 324.63 KB

Download “SHAZA for Mac OS” – Downloaded 4893 times – 153.55 KB

Download “SHAZA for Linux” – Downloaded 4744 times – 315.58 KB

These installation zips include the following files:

File name


shaza_manual_201.pdf User manual
fish_example.dat Example file – Base pair
frequency_one.dat Example file – Allele frequency one
frequency_two.dat Example file -Allele frequecy two
shaza * Intel executable file

* Windows XP has .exe extension

Source code

The sourcecode is also available for download:
SHAZA source 2.6 (ZIP, 157 kB)

The sourcecode includes the following files:

File name


README Compile information for source code
Makefile Makefile for compilation
C Source_code Source code

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Download LocusEater

LocusEater is a set of programs (ie includes Shadowboxer) to optimise experimental design and microsatellite multiplexing strategies for genetic mark-recapture programs.

The following file includes the LocusEater program (version 1.4) and the online help files.

Download “LocusEater”

LocusEaterSetup(1).exe – Downloaded 2528 times – 605.82 KB

Download NeOGen

NeOGen provides a population-simulation and genetic power analysis framework. It simulates the demographics, genetic composition, and genetic effective population size from species‐specific life history, mortality, population size, and genetic priors

Download “Setup-NeoGen-Power_v1_3_0_6_a1.exe”

Setup-NeoGen-Power_v1_3_0_6_a1.exe – Downloaded 2385 times – 200.30 MB