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 PhD student at the University of St Andrews, based in the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling.
My PhD is entitled Incorporating Animal Movement with Distance
Sampling and Spatial Capture-Recapture
Supervised by Prof. Stephen T. Buckland.
My research interests are in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; in particular, using knowledge from these fields to solve problems in statistical ecology.
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.
Software available from my GitHub page.