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(University of St Andrews, 2020-07-28) - ThesisThe movements of critically endangered vultures, equipped with satellite-based tracking devices in Namibia, were inspected using Generalized Additive Models. Models incorporated spatially adaptive (1D and 2D) smooths via ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-12-03) - ThesisAll species and subspecies of African great apes are listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature as endangered or critically endangered, and populations continue to decline. As human populations and ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-24) - ThesisCapture-recapture (CR) methods are a ubiquitous means of estimating animal abundance from wildlife surveys. They rely on the detection and subsequent redetection of individuals over a number of sampling occasions. It is ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-24) - ThesisThis thesis focusses on the analysis of ecological capture-recapture data and the estimation of population parameters of interest. Many of the common models applied to such data, for example the Cormack-Jolly-Seber model, ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-11-20) - Thesis