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Bayesian multi-species modelling of non-negative continuous ecological data with a discrete mass at zero (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
(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 ...
(University of St Andrews, 2013-11-05) - ThesisSpecies Distribution Modelling (SDM) plays a key role in a number of biological applications: assessment of temporal trends in distribution, environmental impact assessment and spatial conservation planning. From a statistical ...
Modelling catch sampling uncertainty in fisheries stock assessment : the Atlantic-Iberian sardine case (University of St Andrews, 2013) - ThesisThe statistical assessment of harvested fish populations, such as the Atlantic-Iberian sardine (AIS) stock, needs to deal with uncertainties inherent in fisheries systems. Uncertainties arising from sampling errors and ...
Estimating wildlife distribution and abundance from line transect surveys conducted from platforms of opportunity (University of St Andrews, 2001) - ThesisLine transect data obtained from 'platforms of opportunity' are useful for the monitoring of long term trends in dolphin populations which occur over vast areas, yet analyses of such data axe problematic due to violation ...