camtrapR: Camera Trap Data Management and Preparation of Occupancy and Spatial Capture-Recapture Analyses

Management of and data extraction from camera trap data in wildlife studies. The package provides a workflow for storing and sorting camera trap photos (and videos), tabulates records of species and individuals, and creates detection/non-detection matrices for occupancy and spatial capture-recapture analyses with great flexibility. In addition, it can visualise species activity data and provides simple mapping functions with GIS export.

Version: 2.3.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.0)
Imports: data.table, generics, ggplot2, lubridate, methods, secr, sf
Suggests: abind, coda, DT, knitr, lattice, leaflet, magick, mapview, nimble, nimbleEcology, overlap, parallel, plotly, reshape2, rjags, R.rsp, RSQLite, ritis, rmarkdown, shiny, shinydashboard, tesseract, taxize, terra, testthat, tibble, units, unmarked, zip
Published: 2024-02-26
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.camtrapR
Author: Juergen Niedballa ORCID iD [aut, cre], Alexandre Courtiol ORCID iD [aut], Rahel Sollmann ORCID iD [aut], John Mathai [ctb], Seth Timothy Wong ORCID iD [ctb], An The Truong Nguyen ORCID iD [ctb], Azlan bin Mohamed ORCID iD [ctb], Andrew Tilker ORCID iD [ctb], Roshan Guharajan ORCID iD [ctb], Ioannis Alexiou ORCID iD [ctb], Andreas Wilting ORCID iD [ctb, ths]
Maintainer: Juergen Niedballa <camtrapr at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: ExifTool (
Citation: camtrapR citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: camtrapR results


Reference manual: camtrapR.pdf
Vignettes: 1. Organising raw camera trap images in camtrapR
2. Species and Individual Identification
3. Data Extraction from Images and videos, creating occupancy & secr input
4. Data exploration and visualisation
5. Multi-species occupancy models


Package source: camtrapR_2.3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): camtrapR_2.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): camtrapR_2.3.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): camtrapR_2.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): camtrapR_2.3.0.tgz
Old sources: camtrapR archive


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