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Open Source Software

The tools listed here can help with data, collaboration and computational efforts that you might require while conducting research or learning new concepts. These tools might enable you to increase the quality of your findings and provide powerful insights on your observations. 

Geographically Weighted Regression Tool

This website is the temporary home of the GWR4 materials. Stay tuned for a new permanent home that is currently being built at Arizona State University.


GeoDa Centre (Geo-Spatial Analysis Software)


Developing state-of-the-art methods for geo-spatial analysis; implement them through open source software tools; apply them to policy-relevant research in the social sciences; and disseminate them through education and support to a growing worldwide community of over 330,000 spatial analysts.


R-Programming Language Sofware


R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.


Project Gutenberg: Ecology (Bookshelf)


Project Gutenberg is a online repository of over 60,000 Ebooks. The ecology sections holds few but timely titles by William Charles Henry with his work on Labradors and William Temple with his work on the American Bison


The National Academies Press


This resource provides textbooks on various environmental studies topics. All of the books on the National Academies Press site are available as freely downloadable PDFs. With a repository of about a 1,200 Ebooks are available here.  




MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. They archive materials from disciplines such as Agriculture and Environment Sciences, Biology, and Geology.









Appropedia is the site to develop and share collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development through the use of sound principles and appropriate technology, original research and project information. 


MIT Open Courseware - Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science

The MIT department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences explores the the solid earth, fluid earth, the biosphere, and their interactions, as well as planetary science, solar system dynamics, and observational astronomy. Lectures, quizzes, exams, problem sets and in some cases entire textbooks are available for use in the classroom or as supporting materials.


Open Learn - Environmental Studies

Open Learn provides 52 free online courses such as "Understanding the environment: Learning and communication," "Environmental management and organizations," "Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth," "Energy resources: Solar energy," and "Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment."


Your Personal Info

All the tools listed have one thing in common:

They are open-source tools and materials that have potential value for people involved in studies of ecology, environmental sciences and animal behaviour. 

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