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Dr Len Thomas:
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Dr Len Thomas

Dr 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
Jaramillo-Legorreta, A, Cardenas-Hinojosa, G, Nieto-Garcia, E, Rojas-Bracho, L, Hoef, JV, Moore, J, Tregenza, N, Barlow, J, Gerrodette, T, Thomas, L & Taylor, B 2017, 'Passive acoustic monitoring of the decline of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita' Conservation Biology, vol 31, no. 1, pp. 183-191. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12789
Savage, A, Thomas, L, Feilen, KL, Kidney, D, Soto, LH, Pearson, M, Medina, FS, Emeris, G & Guillen, RR 2016, 'An assessment of the population of cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and their habitat in Colombia' PLoS One, vol 11, no. 12, e0168324. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168324
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 2016, 'Extinction is imminent for Mexico’s endemic porpoise unless fishery bycatch is eliminated' Conservation Letters, vol Early View. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12331
Tyack, PL, Bailey, H, Crocker, D, Estes, JE, Francis, CD, Harwood, J, Schwacke, L, Thomas, LJ & Wartzok, D 2016, Approaches to Understanding the Cumulative Effects of Stressors on Marine Mammals. National Academies Press, Washington DC. National Academies Press, Washington DC. DOI: 10.17226/23479