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

  • Effects of a scientific echo sounder on the behavior of short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) 

    Quick, Nicola Jane; Scott-Hayward, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah; Sadykova, Dinara; Nowacek, Doug; Read, Andrew (2016-09-07) - Journal article
    Active echo sounding devices are often employed for commercial or scientific purposes in the foraging habitats of marine mammals. We conducted an experiment off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA to assess whether the ...
  • MLCut : exploring Multi-Level Cuts in dendrograms for biological data 

    Vogogias, Athanasios; Kennedy, Jessie; Archaumbault, Daniel; Smith, Victoria Anne; Currant, Hannah (Eurographics Association, 2016-09-16) - Conference item
    Choosing a single similarity threshold for cutting dendrograms is not sufficient for performing hierarchical clustering analysis of heterogeneous data sets. In addition, alternative automated or semi-automated methods that ...
  • Addressing uncertainty in marine resource management; combining community engagement and tracking technology to characterise human behavior 

    Metcalfe, Kristian; Collins, Tim; Abernethy, Kirsten E.; Boumba, Richard; Dengui, Jean-Claude; Miyalou, Ricky; Parnell, Richard J.; Plummer, Kate E.; Russell, Debbie J. F.; Safou, Gilbert Koumba; Tilley, Dominic; Turner, Rachel A.; VanLeeuwe, Hilde; Witt, Matthew J.; Godley, Brendan J. (2016-09-06) - Journal article
    Small-scale fisheries provide an essential source of food and employment for coastal communities, yet the availability of detailed information on the spatiotemporal distribution of fishing effort to support resource ...
  • Patterns of space use in sympatric marine colonial predators reveals scales of spatial partitioning 

    Jones, Esther Lane; McConnell, Bernie J; Smout, Sophie Caroline; Hammond, Philip Steven; Duck, Callan David; Morris, Christopher; Thompson, David; Russell, Deborah Jill Fraser; Vincent, Cecile; Cronin, Michelle; Sharples, Ruth Jemma; Matthiopoulos, Jason (2015-08-27) - Journal article
    Species distribution maps can provide important information to focus conservation efforts and enable spatial management of human activities. Two sympatric marine predators, grey seals Halichoerus grypus and harbour seals ...
  • Measuring temporal turnover in ecological communities 

    Shimadzu, Hideyasu; Dornelas, Maria; Magurran, Anne (2015-12) - Journal article
    1.Range migrations in response to climate change, invasive species and the emergence of novel ecosystems highlight the importance of temporal turnover in community composition as a fundamental part of global change in the ...

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