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

  • Heterospecific shoaling in an invasive poeciliid: shared history does not affect shoal cohesion 

    Ali, Jarome R.; Deacon, Amy E.; Mahabir, Keshan; Ramnarine, Indar W.; Magurran, Anne E. (2018-04) - Journal article
    Social behaviour potentially plays an important role in invasion success. New colonists, for example, may glean useful information about predators and food by interacting with native heterospecifics. The extent to which ...
  • Seal carrion is a predictable resource for coastal ecosystems 

    Quaggiotto, Maria-Martina; Barton, Philip S.; Morris, Christopher D.; Moss, Simon E. W.; Pomeroy, Patrick P.; McCafferty, Dominic J.; Bailey, David M. (2018-04) - Journal article
    The timing, magnitude, and spatial distribution of resource inputs can have large effects on dependent organisms. Few studies have examined the predictability of such resources and no standard ecological measure of ...
  • Fin whale density and distribution estimation using acoustic bearings derived from sparse arrays 

    Harris, Danielle V.; Miksis-Olds, Jennifer L.; Vernon, Julia A.; Thomas, Len (2018-05) - Journal article
    Passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals is common, and it is now possible to estimate absolute animal density from acoustic recordings. The most appropriate density estimation method depends on how much detail about ...
  • Internal lee waves and baroclinic bores over a tropical seamount shark ‘hot-spot’ 

    Hosegood, Phil. J; Nimmo-Smith, W.A.M.; Proud, R.; Adams, Kate; Brierley, A. S. (2019-03) - Journal article
    Oceanographic observations were made with a subsurface oceanographic mooring over the summit and flanks of two neighbouring seamounts in the tropical Indian Ocean to identify processes that may be responsible for the ...
  • A review of unmanned vehicles for the detection and monitoring of marine fauna 

    Verfuss, Ursula K.; Aniceto, Ana Sofia; Harris, Danielle V.; Gillespie, Douglas; Fielding, Sophie; Jiménez, Guillermo; Johnston, Phil; Sinclair, Rachael R.; Sivertsen, Agnar; Solbø, Stian A.; Storvold, Rune; Biuw, Martin; Wyatt, Roy (2019-03) - Journal item
    Recent technology developments have turned present-day unmanned systems into realistic alternatives to traditional marine animal survey methods. Benefits include longer survey durations, improved mission safety, mission ...

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