The statistics division has research interests in 3 main areas: wildlife population assessment, ecological and environmental modelling, and statistical inference.

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Recent Submissions

  • Extinction is imminent for Mexico’s endemic porpoise unless fishery bycatch is eliminated 

    Taylor, Barbara L.; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; Moore, Jeffrey; Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando; Ver Hoef, Jay M.; Cardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo; Nieto-Garcia, Edwyna; Barlow, Jay; Gerrodette, Tim; Tregenza, Nicholas; Thomas, Len; Hammond, Philip S. (2016-12-05) - Journal item
    The number of Mexico’s endemic porpoise, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), is collapsing primarily due to bycatch in illegal gillnets set for totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), an endangered fish whose swim bladders are exported ...
  • Passive acoustic monitoring of the decline of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita 

    Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando; Cardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo; Nieto-Garcia, Edwyna; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; Hoef, Jay Ver; Moore, Jeffrey; Tregenza, Nicholas; Barlow, Jay; Gerrodette, Tim; Thomas, Len; Taylor, Barbara (2016-12-05) - Journal article
    The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is the world's most endangered marine mammal with ≈245 individuals remaining in 2008. This species of porpoise is endemic to the northern Gulf of California, Mexico, and has historically suffered ...
  • The challenges of analyzing behavioral response study data : an overview of the MOCHA (Multi-study OCean acoustics Human effects Analysis) project 

    Harris, Catriona M; Thomas, Len; Sadykova, Dinara; De Ruiter, Stacy Lynn; Tyack, Peter Lloyd; Southall, Brandon L.; Read, Andrew J.; Miller, Patrick (Springer Science and Business Media, 2016) - Conference item
    This paper describes the MOCHA project which aims to develop novel approaches for the analysis of data collected during Behavioral Response Studies (BRSs). BRSs are experiments aimed at directly quantifying the effects of ...
  • String C-groups as transitive subgroups of Sn 

    Cameron, Peter Jephson; Fernandes, Maria Elisa; Leemans, Dimitri; Mixer, Mark (2016-02-01) - Journal article
    If Γ is a string C-group which is isomorphic to a transitive subgroup of the symmetric group Sn (other than Sn and the alternating group An), then the rank of Γ is at most n/2+1, with finitely many exceptions (which are ...
  • Habitat complexity in aquatic microcosms affects processes driven by detrivores 

    Flores, Lorea; Bailey, R. A.; Elosegi, Arturo; Larrañaga, Aitor; Reiss, Julia (2016-11-01) - Journal article
    Habitat complexity can influence predation rates (e.g. by providing refuge) but other ecosystem processes and species interactions might also be modulated by the properties of habitat structure. Here, we focussed on how ...

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