CREEM is an inter-disciplinary research centre at the University of St Andrews, linking researchers from the schools of Mathematics and Statistics, Biology and Geography and Geosciences. Our remit is to develop and apply advanced mathematical and statistical methods to practical problems in biology, ecology and geography.

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  • Impact of wild prey availability on livestock predation by snow leopards 

    Suryawanshi, Kulbhushansingh R.; Redpath, Stephen M.; Bhatnagar, Yash Veer; Ramakrishnan, Uma; Chaturvedi, Vaibhav; Smout, Sophie C.; Mishra, Charudutt (2017-06-07) - Journal article
    An increasing proportion of the world’s poor is rearing livestock today, and the global livestock population is growing. Livestock predation by large carnivores and their retaliatory killing is becoming an economic and ...
  • Predation pressure shapes brain anatomy in the wild 

    Kotrschal, Alexander; Deacon, Amy E.; Magurran, Anne E.; Kolm, Niclas (2017-05-12) - Journal article
    There is remarkable diversity in brain anatomy among vertebrates and evidence is accumulating that predatory interactions are crucially important for this diversity. To test this hypothesis, we collected female guppies ...
  • Evaluating detectability of freshwater fish assemblages in tropical streams : is hand-seining sufficient? 

    Deacon, A.; Mahabir, Rajindra; Inderlall, Devan; Ramnarine, Indar W.; Magurran, Anne E. (2017-07) - Journal article
    Unprecedented threats to natural ecosystems mean that accurate quantification of biodiversity is a priority, particularly in the tropics which are underrepresented in monitoring schemes. Data from a freshwater fish assemblage ...
  • Estimation bias under model selection for distance sampling detection functions 

    Prieto Gonzalez, Rocio; Thomas, Leonard Joseph; Marques, Tiago Andre Lamas Oliveira (2017-05-26) - Journal article
    Many simulation studies have examined the properties of distance sampling estimators of wildlife population size. When assumptions hold, if distances are generated from a detection model and fitted using the same model, ...
  • Rebuilding beluga stocks in West Greenland 

    Heide-Jørgensen, M. P.; Hansen, R. G.; Fossette, S.; Nielsen, N. H.; Borchers, D. L.; Stern, H.; Witting, L. (2016-11-11) - Journal article
    Decisions about sustainable exploitation levels of marine resources are often based on inadequate data, but are nevertheless required for practical purposes. We describe one exception where abundance estimates spanning ...

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