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Modelling the spatial dynamics of non-state terrorism : world study, 2002-2013
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
To 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 ...
Modelling complex dependencies inherent in spatial and spatio-temporal point pattern data
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-23) - Thesis
Point 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 ...
Quantifying biodiversity trends in time and space
(University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
The global loss of biodiversity calls for robust large-scale diversity assessment. Biological diversity is a multi-faceted concept; defined as the “variety of life”, answering questions such as “How much is there?” or more ...
Bayesian point process modelling of ecological communities
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06-28) - Thesis
The modelling of biological communities is important to further the understanding of species coexistence and the mechanisms involved in maintaining biodiversity. This involves considering not only interactions between ...
Spatial patterns and species coexistence : using spatial statistics to identify underlying ecological processes in plant communities
(University of St Andrews, 2012-11) - Thesis
The use of spatial statistics to investigate ecological processes in plant communities is becoming increasingly widespread. In diverse communities such as tropical rainforests, analysis of spatial structure may help to ...