Animal movement, independent of the observer, can cause substantial bias in abundance estimates from line transect surveys.
Allowing for the relationship between predictors and a response to change over time: incorporating flexible generalised additive models (GAMs) with Markov-switching.
Estimate abundance, survival, and recruitment over time from spatial capture-recapture data. Models are fit using maximum likelihood: fast, efficient, and reliable inference.
I am a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews, based in the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling.
My research interests are in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; in particular, using knowledge from these fields to solve problems in statistical ecology.
My PhD was about Incorporating Animal Movement with Distance Sampling and Spatial Capture-Recapture and was supervised by Stephen T. Buckland and Roland Langrock.
Each published paper has a link to the published version. Submitted papers have a link to the current draft hosted on Statistics St Andrews Research Repository.