Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling (CREEM) Research
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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(2017-01-10) - Journal articleDistance sampling and capture–recapture are the two most widely used wildlife abundance estimation methods. capture–recapture methods have only recently incorporated models for spatial distribution and there is an increasing ...
(2017-01-03) - Journal article
(2015) - Journal articleShallow and deep scattering layers (SLs) were surveyed with split-beam echosounders across the southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO) to investigate their vertical and geographical distribution. Cluster analysis was employed to ...
An assessment of the population of cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and their habitat in Colombia (2016-12-28) - Journal articleNumerous animals have declining populations due to habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade, and climate change. The cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) is a Critically Endangered primate species, endemic to northwest Colombia, ...
Using hierarchical centering to facilitate a reversible jump MCMC algorithm for random effects models (2016-06) - Journal articleHierarchical centering has been described as a reparameterisation method applicable to random effects models. It has been shown to improve mixing of models in the context of Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. A ...