HexSim is a free, versatile, multi-species, life history simulator ideal for building models of animal and plant population viability, interactions, and responses to disturbance. HexSim models are spatially-explicit and individual-based, and HexSim individuals can be assigned dynamic life history traits. HexSim also includes a full genetics sub-model, making it a true eco-evo simulator.
HexSim is not licensed, and is available free of charge.
Develop PVA models
Impose stressor interactions
Evaluate landscape connectivity
Conduct source-sink analyses
Model competition and predation
Explore landscape genetics
Simulate disease dynamics
Nathan H. Schumaker
United States EPA
200 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330, USA
Support for HexSim will be provided on a case-by-case basis, to the extent that time is available. Contact the author if you have questions, suggestions, bug reports, or other comments:
HexSim was developed under an agreement between the EPA, the University of Washington, and the DoD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (grant number SI-1541). These three institutions share ownership of the project, including the HexSim model source code.