The statistics division has research interests in 3 main areas: wildlife population assessment, ecological and environmental modelling, and statistical inference.
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(University of St Andrews, 2017-11-20) - Thesis
(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) - ThesisSpatial capture-recapture (SCR) models are relatively new but have become the standard approach used to estimate animal density from capture-recapture data. It has in the past been impractical to obtain sufficient data ...