About PMx & PMxLite



PMx is a package of demographic and genetic analysis tools to assist with the management of breeding programs for wildlife species. PMx was developed by Jonathan Ballou (Smithsonian Institution/National Zoological Park), Robert Lacy (Chicago Zoological Society), and JP Pollak (Cornell University). The concepts and design of PMx benefitted immensely from input by the AZA Small Population Management Advisory Group, the EAZA European Population Management Advisory Group, Species360 (formerly the International Species Information System), and colleagues in zoos and conservation organizations around the world.

PMxLite: PMx Made Simpler

PMx is a software package that supports the demographic and genetic management of pedigreed populations. However, most beginner and casual users do not need many of its advanced features and options. These are hidden in PMxLite, creating a less intimidating user interface and easier application of its core demographic and genetic tools for analyzing a population’s status and making basic management recommendations.

PMx is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.