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

  • Chains of subsemigroups 

    Cameron, Peter J.; Gadouleau, Maximilien; Mitchell, James D.; Peresse, Yann (2015-01-26) - Journal article
    We investigate the maximum length of a chain of subsemigroups in various classes of semigroups, such as the full transformation semigroups, the general linear semigroups, and the semigroups of order-preserving transformations ...
  • PReMiuM : an R package for profile regression mixture models using Dirichlet processes 

    Liverani, Silvia; Hastie, David; Azizi, Lamiae; Papathomas, Michail; Richardson, Sylvia (2015-03-20) - Journal article
    PReMiuM is a recently developed R package for Bayesian clustering using a Dirichlet process mixture model. This model is an alternative to regression models, non-parametrically linking a response vector to covariate data ...
  • Avoidance of wind farms by harbour seals is limited to pile driving activities 

    Russell, Deborah Jill; Hastie, Gordon Drummond; Thompson, David; Janik, Vincent M.; Hammond, Philip Steven; Scott-Hayward, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah; Matthiopoulos, Jason; Jones, Esther Lane; McConnell, Bernie J (2016-05-23) - Journal article
    1. As part of global efforts to reduce dependence on carbon-based energy sources there has been a rapid increase in the installation of renewable energy devices. The installation and operation of these devices can result ...
  • An efficient acoustic density estimation method with human detectors applied to gibbons in Cambodia 

    Kidney, Darren; Rawson, Benjamin M.; Borchers, David Louis; Stevenson, Ben; Marques, Tiago A.; Thomas, Len (2016-05-19) - Journal article
    Some animal species are hard to see but easy to hear. Standard visual methods for estimating population density for such species are often ineffective or inefficient, but methods based on passive acoustics show more promise. ...
  • Gauging allowable harm limits to cumulative, sub-lethal effects of human activities on wildlife : a case-study approach using two whale populations 

    Williams, Rob; Thomas, Len; Ashe, Erin; Clark, Christopher W.; Hammond, Philip S. (2016-08) - Journal article
    As sublethal human pressures on marine wildlife and their habitats increase and interact in complex ways, there is a pressing need for methods to quantify cumulative impacts of these stressors on populations, and policy ...

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