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(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 ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
Bayesian multi-species modelling of non-negative continuous ecological data with a discrete mass at zero (University of St Andrews, 2015) - ThesisSevere declines in the number of some songbirds over the last 40 years have caused heated debate amongst interested parties. Many factors have been suggested as possible causes for these declines, including an increase ...
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-27) - ThesisLongitudinal data are common in biological research. However, real data sets vary considerably in terms of their structure and complexity and present many challenges for statistical modelling. This thesis proposes a series ...