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ACCRU Tools

The ACCRU Tools toolbox contains custom, ever-evolving tools created to answer ecological questions posed by researchers of the Alberta Cooperative Conservation Research Unit (ACCRU) at the University of Alberta. Although specific applications in conservation ecology form the basis of tool development e.g. temporal analysis of polar bear sea ice habitat, proximity analyses of urban amphibian wetlands, forest harvest block edge crossing characterization, wolf behavioural cluster identification, landscape randomization, a changeable habitat model calculator, etc. they are flexible enough for just about any ecologist's use. Several generic utilities are also included to help make data processing and other workflows more efficient. The open source of the Python language and ModelBuilder framework allows experienced users to modify the tools to help answer alternative questions.

DOWNLOAD

Get your copy of the zipped folder (for ArcGIS 9.3):

ACCRU Tools

Replace with above current version if you acquired prior to: September 13, 2010

NOTE: Not all tools compatible with ArcGIS 10... currently upgrading...

A CONSERVATION ECOLOGY TOOLBOX

Learn about a sampling of the interesting research that has inspired the development of ACCRU Tools:

ESRI International User Conference 2010

ESRI Canada Regional User Conference 2010

INSTALLATION

1. Download and unzip folder to your local drive
2. Open ArcMap/ArcCatalog 9.3+ and show ArcToolbox
3. Right-click the ArcToolbox heading and choose Add Toolbox...
4. Navigate to your local drive to select ACCRU Tools.tbx and click Open

*** Show the HELP sidebar for each tool to view instructions/tips on its use

CONSERVATION LANDSCAPES MANUAL

Learn how ACCRU Tools can be used in various conservation biology and landscape ecology workflows:

SCB 2010 Short Course 18/19 

SUGGESTED CITATION FORMAT

Nielsen, Charlene.  2010.  ACCRU Tools: extension for ArcGIS, release 9.3.1 [software]. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Available at: http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/facilities/gis/?Page=3063#tools 

 

Selected GIS-based Theses and Dissertations

View the online slide show from the presentation Charlene did at the ESRI Regional User Conference in September 2004, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Other Departments that have GIS Research Facilities

  • Archaeological GIS Lab
  • Centre for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS)
  • Earth Observation Systems Laboratory (EOSL)
  • Early Childhood Development Mapping Project (ECMAP)
  • Spatial Information Systems Laboratory (SIS Lab)
  • Spatial Applications of Social Ecology Laboratory (SASE Lab)

 

Last Modified: 2014-03-03