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Prof Len Thomas:
Professor of Statistics

Prof Len Thomas

Prof Len Thomas
The Observatory
Buchanan Gardens
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9LZ
Fife
UK

tel: (44) (0) 1334 461801
fax: (44) (0) 1334 461800
room: 208
email: lt5@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling
School of Mathematics & Statistics
National Centre for Statistical Ecology
Scottish Oceans Institute

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I am a statistical ecologist based in the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM), where I am Director, and School of Mathematics and Statistics, where I am a Reader.

There are two main strands to my work:

  • Use of computer intensive methods to fit and compare stochastic models of wildlife population dynamics. I mostly work on algorithms called particle filters..
  • Development of methods and software for estimating the size, density and distribution of wild animal and plant populations. I mostly work on a group of related methods called distance sampling.

For more information, please see my personal homepage.

 



My main research areas are: (1) Development of methods and software for estimating the size, density and distribution of wild animal and plant populations. I mostly work on a group of related methods called distance sampling. (2) Use of computer intensive methods to fit and compare stochastic models of wildlife population dynamics. Here, I mostly work on algorithms called particle filters. For more details about my work, including links to my publications, please see my personal home page.

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Recent Publications:

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Taylor, BL, Rojas-Bracho, L, Moore, J, Jaramillo-Legorreta, A, Ver Hoef, JM, Cardenas-Hinojosa, G, Nieto-Garcia, E, Barlow, J, Gerrodette, T, Tregenza, N, Thomas, L & Hammond, PS 2017, 'Extinction is imminent for Mexico’s endemic porpoise unless fishery bycatch is eliminated' Conservation Letters, vol 10, no. 5, pp. 588-595. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12331
Harris, CM, Thomas, L, Falcone, E, Hildebrand, J, Houser, D, Kvadsheim, P, Lam, F-PA, Miller, P, Moretti, DJ, Read, A, Slabbekoorn, H, Southall, BL, Tyack, PL, Wartzok, D & Janik, VM 2017, 'Marine mammals and sonar: dose-response studies, the risk-disturbance hypothesis and the role of exposure context' Journal of Applied Ecology, vol Early view. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12955
Marques, TA, Thomas, L, Kery, M, Buckland, ST, Borchers, DL, Rexstad, E, Fewster, RM, Mackenzie, DI, Royle, JA, Guillera-Arroita, G, Handel, CM, Pavlacky, DC & Camp, RJ 2017, 'Model-based approaches to deal with detectability: a comment on Hutto (2016a)' Ecological Applications, vol 27, no. 5, pp. 1694-1698. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1553