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(University of St Andrews, 2018-12-06) - ThesisDistance sampling and spatial capture-recapture are statistical methods to estimate the number of animals in a wild population based on encounters between these animals and scientific detectors. Both methods estimate the ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-23) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisEstimating wildlife abundance is fundamental for its effective management and conservation. A range of methods exist: total counts, plot sampling, distance sampling and capture-recapture based approaches. Methods have ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - ThesisTo this day, terrorism perpetrated by non-state actors persists as a worldwide threat, as exemplified by the recent lethal attacks in Paris, London, Brussels, and the ongoing massacres perpetrated by the Islamic State in ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-23) - ThesisPoint processes are mechanisms that beget point patterns. Realisations of point processes are observed in many contexts, for example, locations of stars in the sky, or locations of trees in a forest. Inferring the mechanisms ...