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BugsCEP is the latest development in the Bugs software package for the storage and analysis of (fossil) beetle data. The new version includes, apart from a considerable amount of new data (mainly entered by Paul Buckland) a number of new features to help in the interpretation of both modern and fossil beetle assemblages.

For technical support see http://bugscep.com/support.html

The software allows users to create/import site based abundance data, and perform a variety of ecological and climate related analyses. All outputs are in either MS Excel or Word/rtf format, so the results are easily transferable.

BugsCEP is part of Phil Buckland's PhD thesis (reference below), and more specific details of the methods employed are published there.

The prefered citation for the BugsCEP software is:

Buckland, P.I. & Buckland, P.C. (2006). BugsCEP Coleopteran Ecology Package. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series # 2006-116. NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA. URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/insect.html

In addition, please quote version numbers and date of download, to allow for greater inter-comparability of results. E.g. Bugs Coleopteran Ecology Package (Versions: BugsCEP v7.63; Bugsdata v7.11; BugsMCR v2.02; BugStats v1.22) [Downloaded/CDROM: DATE] http://www.bugscep.com. (Use Help, About from the menu in the software)

When using the methods available in the software, please also cite:

Buckland, P.I. (2007). "The Development and Implementation of Software for Palaeoenvironmental and Palaeoclimatological Research: The Bugs Coleopteran Ecology Package (BugsCEP)". PhD thesis, Environmental Archaeology Lab., Department of Archaeology & Sámi Studies. University of Umeå, Sweden. Archaeology and Environment 23, 236 pp + CD. Available online: http://www.diva-portal.org/umu/abstract.xsql?dbid=1105

Please always cite original sources for data as well as BugsCEP, including any method papers refered to in the software (e.g. Atkinson et al. 1986 for MCR)


Click here to go to the BugsCEP download page.

Last edited:
October 28, 2009