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Helioseismology and diagnostics of internal magnetic layers
(University of St Andrews, 2002-03) - Thesis
Solar magnetic fields, as well as temperature changes, introduce pressure deviations that play a significant role in modulating the resonant frequencies of p-mode oscillations. Those pressure deviations occurring in the ...
Optimized automated survey design in wildlife population assessment
(University of St Andrews, 2001-05) - Thesis
Increased pressure on the environment has placed numerous ecological populations under threat of extinction. Management schemes dedicated to the future conservation of wildlife populations rely on effective monitoring of ...
Finite difference methods for non-linear hyperbolic systems
(University of St Andrews, 1968) - Thesis
The effects of acoustic misclassification on cetacean species abundance estimation
(2013-12-25) - Journal article
To estimate the density or abundance of a cetacean species using acoustic detection data, it is necessary to correctly identify the species that are detected. Developing an automated species classifier with 100% correct ...
An experiment of the impact of a neonicotinoid pesticide on honeybees : the value of a formal analysis of the data
(2017-01-23) - Journal article
Background: We assess the analysis of the data resulting from a field experiment conducted by Pilling et al. (2013) on the potential effects of thiamethoxam on honey bees. The experiment had low levels of replication, so ...
Modelling catch sampling uncertainty in fisheries stock assessment : the Atlantic-Iberian sardine case
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
The statistical assessment of harvested fish populations, such as the Atlantic-Iberian sardine (AIS) stock, needs to deal with uncertainties inherent in fisheries systems. Uncertainties arising from sampling errors and ...
Gauging allowable harm limits to cumulative, sub-lethal effects of human activities on wildlife : a case-study approach using two whale populations
(2016-08) - Journal article
As sublethal human pressures on marine wildlife and their habitats increase and interact in complex ways, there is a pressing need for methods to quantify cumulative impacts of these stressors on populations, and policy ...
Predicting the effects of human developments on individual dolphins to understand potential long-term population consequences
(2015-11) - Journal article
Human activities that impact wildlife do not necessarily remove individuals from populations. They may also change individual behaviour in ways that have sublethal effects. This has driven interest in developing analytical ...
On convex permutations
(2011-05) - Journal article
A selection of points drawn from a convex polygon, no two with the same vertical or horizontal coordinate, yields a permutation in a canonical fashion. We characterise and enumerate those permutations which arise in this ...
MapMySmoke : feasibility of a new quit cigarette smoking mobile phone application using integrated geo-positioning technology, and motivational messaging within a primary care setting
(2017-07-14) - Journal article
Background: Approximately 11,000 people die in Scotland each year as a result of smoking-related causes. Quitting smoking is relatively easy; maintaining a quit attempt is a very difficult task with success rates for ...