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.

For more information please visit the Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling (CREEM) home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Attributing changes in the distribution of species abundance to weather variables using the example of British breeding birds 

    Oedekoven, Cornelia S.; Elston, David A.; Harrison, Philip J.; Brewer, Mark J.; Buckland, Stephen T.; Johnston, Alison; Foster, Simon; Pearce-Higgins, James W. (2017-12) - Journal article
    1. Modelling spatio-temporal changes in species abundance and attributing those changes to potential drivers such as climate, is an important but difficult problem. The standard approach for incorporating climatic variables ...
  • An endangered tree fern increases beta-diversity at a fine scale in the Atlantic Forest Ecosystem 

    Negrão, Raquel; Sampaio-e-Silva, Talita; Rocha Kortz, Alessandra; Magurran, Anne; Silva Matos, Dalva M. (2017-09) - Journal article
    Some species make substantial contribution to habitat heterogeneity, supporting species coexistence. Dicksonia sellowiana Hook., an endangered tree fern, is a known phorophyte for epiphytes, has the potential to be such a ...
  • Synthesis centers as critical research infrastructure 

    Baron, Jill; Specht, Alison; Garnier, Eric; Bishop, Pamela; Campbell, Andrew; Davis, Frank; Fady, Bruno; Field, Dawn; Gross, Louis; Guru, Siddeswara; Halpern, Benjamin; Hampton, Stephanie; Leavitt, Peter; Meagher, Thomas Robert; Ometto, Jean; Parker, John; Price, Richard; Rawson, Casey; Rodrigo, Allen; Sheble, Laura; Winter, Marten (2017-08) - Journal article
    Synthesis centers offer a unique amalgam of culture, infrastructure, leadership, and support that facilitates creative discovery on issues crucial to science and society. The combination of logistical support, postdoctoral ...
  • Gradients in predation risk in a tropical river system 

    Deacon, Amy E.; Jones, Faith A. M.; Magurran, Anne E. (2018-04-01) - Journal article
    The importance of predation risk as a key driver of evolutionary change is exemplified by the Northern Range in Trinidad, where research on guppies living in multiple parallel streams has provided invaluable insights into ...
  • Last call: Passive acoustic monitoring shows continued rapid decline of critically endangered vaquita 

    Thomas, Len; Jaramillo-legorreta, Armando; Cardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo; Nieto-Garcia, Edwyna; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; Ver Hoef, Jay M.; Moore, Jeffrey; Taylor, Barbara; Barlow, Jay; Tregenza, Nicholas (2017-11) - Journal article
    The vaquita is a critically endangered species of porpoise. It produces echolocation clicks, making it a good candidate for passive acoustic monitoring. A systematic grid of sensors has been deployed for 3 months annually ...

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