Dr Lindesay Scott-Hayward

Research Fellow and Project Manager

tel: 01334 461824
fax: 01334 461800
email: lass@st-andrews.ac.uk
room: 203  (The Observatory)
The Observatory
Buchanan Gardens
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9LZ
UK


General Information

Additional Information

Research: Use of spatially adaptive smoothing (SALSA methods) and geodesic distance (CReSS method) for modelling species distributions.  Of particular interest is analysis of environmental impact assessment survey data.

PhD: Predicting the distribution of marine organisms in spatially complex regions.

Research Interests:

  • Developing methods for environmental impact assessment
    • Spatially adaptive smoothing
    • Correlated data
    • Areas of complex topography (two dimensional smoothing using geodesic distances)
  • Splines
  • Radial basis functions

Workshop Teaching:

  • Introduction to Statistical Modlling
  • Spatial modelling methods for correlated data (splines, GAMs, GEEs)
  • Using the MRSea R-package
  • Distance Sampling

Project Manager:

Reports and Software:

  • Marine renewables strategic environmental assessment:  Statistical Modelling of bird and cetacean distributions in off-shore renewables development areas (2013; contract for Marine Scotland (SB9 (CR/2012/05))
    • Guidance document
    • MRSea R-package
    • MRSea User Guide and reference manual
  • Paxton, C.G.M., Scott-Hayward, L.A.S. & Rexstad, E. 2014. Statistical approaches to aid the identification of Marine Protected Areas for minke whale, Risso’s dolphin, white-beaked dolphin and basking shark. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 594.

Talks:

 

Recent Publications

Quick, N, Scott-Hayward, L, Sadykova, D, Nowacek, D & Read, A 2017, 'Effects of a scientific echo sounder on the behavior of short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus)' Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, vol 74, no. 5, pp. 716-726. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0293
Russell, DJF, Hastie, GD, Thompson, D, Janik, VM, Hammond, PS, Scott-Hayward, LAS, Matthiopoulos, J, Jones, EL & McConnell, BJ 2016, 'Avoidance of wind farms by harbour seals is limited to pile driving activities' Journal of Applied Ecology, vol 53, no. 6, pp. 1642-1652. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12678
Paxton, CGM, Scott-Hayward, LAS, MacKenzie, ML, Rexstad, E & Thomas, LJ 2016, Revised Phase III Data Analysis of Joint Cetacean Protocol Data Resources with Advisory Note: Report 517. vol. 517, Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
MacKenzie, ML, Scott Hayward, LAS, Ashe, E & Williams, R 2015, 'Modelling Killer Whale Feeding Behaviour Using a Spatially Adaptive Complex Region Spatial Smoother (CReSS) and Generalised Estimating Equations (GEEs)' Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics, pp. 305-322.
Scott Hayward, LAS, MacKenzie, ML, Donovan, CR, Walker, C & Ashe, E 2014, 'Complex Region Spatial Smoother (CReSS)' Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol 23, no. 2, pp. 340-360. DOI: 10.1080/10618600.2012.762920
Paxton, CGM, Scott-Hayward, LAS & Rexstad, E 2014,  Review of available statistical approaches to help identify Marine Protected Areas for cetaceans and basking shark. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report. vol. 573, Scottish Natural Heritage.
Paxton, CGM, Scott-Hayward, LAS & Rexstad, E 2014, Statistical approaches to aid the identification of Marine Protected Areas for minke whale, Risso’s dolphin, white-beaked dolphin and basking shark. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 594.
MacKenzie, ML, Scott-Hayward, LAS, Oedekoven, CS, Skov, H, Humphries, E & Rexstad, E 2013, Statistical Modelling of Seabird and Cetacean data: Guidance Document: University of St. Andrews contract for Marine Scotland; SB9 (CR/2012/05). University of St Andrews.
New, LF, Harwood, J, Thomas, L, Donovan, CR, Clark, J, Hastie, GD, Thompson, P, Cheney, B, Scott Hayward, LAS & Lusseau, D 2013, 'Modelling the biological significance of behavioural change in coastal bottlenose dolphins in response to disturbance' Functional Ecology, vol 27, pp. 314-322. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12052
Scott Hayward, LAS, MacKenzie, ML, Donovan, CR, Walker, C & Ashe, E 2011, Complex Region Spatial Smoother (CReSS). CREEM Technical Report, no. 2011-2, University of St Andrews.
Pirotta, E, Matthiopoulos, J, MacKenzie, ML, Scott Hayward, LAS & Rendell, LE 2011, 'MODELLING SPERM WHALE HABITAT PREFERENCE: A NOVEL APPROACH COMBINING TRANSECT AND FOLLOW DATA' Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 436, pp. 257-272.
Fuller, A, Scott-Hayward, LAS, Li, Y, Buehl, M, Slawin, AMZ & Woollins, JD 2010, 'Automated chemical crystallography' Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol 132, no. 16, pp. 5799-5802. DOI: 10.1021/ja100247y


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