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Prof Len Thomas

Prof Len Thomas
Professor of Statistics


 

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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50 (of 150 published available) for lt5 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Distance sampling in R David Lawrence Miller, Eric Rexstad, Len Thomas, Jeffrey L. Laake
Journal of Statistical Software 2019 vol.89
Population-level consequences of seismic surveys on fishes Hans Slabbekoorn, John Dalen, Dick de Haan, Hendrik V. Winter, Craig Radford, Michael A. Ainslie, Kevin D. Heaney, Tobias van Kooten, Len Thomas, John Harwood
Fish and Fisheries vol.Early View
Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions Ida Carlén, Len Thomas, Julia Carlström, Mats Amundin, Jonas Teilmann, Nick Tregenza, Jakob Tougaard, Jens C. Koblitz, Signe Sveegaard, Daniel Wennerberg, Olli Loisa, Michael Dähne, Katharina Brundiers, Monika Kosecka, Line Anker Kyhn, Cinthia Tiberi Ljungqvist, Iwona Pawliczka, Radomil Koza, Bartlomiej Arciszewski, Anders Galatius, Martin Jabbusch, Jussi Laaksonlaita, Jussi Niemi, Sami Lyytinen, Anja Gallus, Harald Benke, Penina Blankett, Krzysztof E. Skóra, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez
Biological Conservation 2018 vol.226 pp.42-53
Comparing methods suitable for monitoring marine mammals in low visibility conditions during seismic surveys Ursula K. Verfuss, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Tiago A. Marques, Brianne Miller, Rachael Plunkett, James A. Theriault, Dominic John Tollit, Daniel P. Zitterbart, Philippe Hubert, Len Thomas
Marine Pollution Bulletin 2018 vol.126 pp.1-18
Estimating effective detection area of static passive acoustic data loggers from playback experiments with cetacean vocalisations Hanna K. Nuuttila, Katharina Brundiers, Michael Dähne, Jens C. Koblitz, Len Thomas, Winnie Courtene-Jones, Peter G. H. Evans, John R. Turner, Jim D. Bennell, Jan G. Hiddink
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2018 vol.9 pp.2362-2371
Fin whale density and distribution estimation using acoustic bearings derived from sparse arrays Danielle Harris, Jennifer L. Miksis-Olds, Julia A. Vernon, Len Thomas
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2018 vol.143 pp.2980-2993
Marine mammals and sonar Catriona M Harris, Len Thomas, Erin Falcone, John Hildebrand, Dorian Houser, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Patrick Miller, David J. Moretti, Andrew Read, Hans Slabbekoorn, Brandon L. Southall, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Douglas Wartzok, Vincent Janik
Journal of Applied Ecology 2018 vol.55 pp.396-404
Modelling the broadband propagation of marine mammal echolocation clicks for click-based population density estimates Alexander von Benda-Beckmann, Len Thomas, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Michael Ainslie
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2018 vol.143 pp.954-967
Understanding the population consequences of disturbance Enrico Pirotta, Daniel P. Costa, Erica Fleishman, Scott D. Kraus, David Lusseau, David Moretti, Leslie Frances New, Robert Schilling Schick, Lisa K. Schwarz, Samantha E. Simmons, Len Thomas, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Michael J. Weise, Randall S. Wells, John Harwood
Ecology and Evolution vol.Early View
Approaches to Understanding the Cumulative Effects of Stressors on Marine Mammals Peter Lloyd Tyack, Helen Bailey, Daniel Crocker, James E Estes, Clinton D Francis, John Harwood, Lori Schwacke, Len Thomas, Douglas Wartzok
2017
Assigning stranded bottlenose dolphins to source stocks using stable isotope ratios following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill A A Hohn, Len Thomas, R. H. Carmichael, J. Litz, C. Clemons-Chevis, S. F. Shippee, C. Sinclair, S. Smith, T. R. Speakman, M. C. Tumlin, E. S. Zolman
Endangered Species Research 2017 vol.33 pp.235-252
Estimation bias under model selection for distance sampling detection functions Len Thomas, Tiago A. Marques
Environmental and Ecological Statistics 2017 vol.24 pp.399-414
Extinction is imminent for Mexico’s endemic porpoise unless fishery bycatch is eliminated Barbara L Taylor, Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, Jeffrey Moore, Armando Jaramillo-Legorreta, Jay M Ver Hoef, Gustavo Cardenas-Hinojosa, Edwyna Nieto-Garcia, Jay Barlow, Tim Gerrodette, Nicholas Tregenza, Len Thomas, Philip Steven Hammond
Conservation Letters 2017 vol.10 pp.588-595
Individual, ecological, and anthropogenic influences on activity budgets of long-finned pilot whales Saana Isojunno, Dinara Sadykova, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Charlotte Curé, Fleur Visser, Len Thomas, Patrick Miller, Catriona M Harris
Ecosphere 2017 vol.8
Last call: Passive acoustic monitoring shows continued rapid decline of critically endangered vaquita Len Thomas, Armando Jaramillo-legorreta, Gustavo Cardenas-hinojosa, Edwyna Nieto-garcia, Lorenzo Rojas-bracho, Jay M. Ver Hoef, Jeffrey Moore, Barbara Taylor, Jay Barlow, Nicholas Tregenza
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2017 vol.142 pp.EL512-EL517
Model-based approaches to deal with detectability Tiago A. Marques, Len Thomas, Marc Kery, Stephen Terrence Buckland, David Louis Borchers, Eric Rexstad, Rachel M. Fewster, Darryl I. Mackenzie, J. Andrew Royle, Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita, Colleen M. Handel, David C. Pavlacky, Richard Joseph Camp
Ecological Applications 2017 vol.27 pp.1694-1698
Passive acoustic monitoring of the decline of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita Armando Jaramillo-Legorreta, Gustavo Cardenas-Hinojosa, Edwyna Nieto-Garcia, Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, Jay Ver Hoef, Jeffrey Moore, Nicholas Tregenza, Jay Barlow, Tim Gerrodette, Len Thomas, Barbara Taylor
Conservation Biology 2017 vol.31 pp.183-191
Quantifying injury to common bottlenose dolphins from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using an age-, sex- and class-structured population model Lori H. Schwacke, Len Thomas, Randall S Wells, Wayne E. McFee, Aleta A. Hohn, Keith D. Mullin, Eric S. Zolman, Brian M. Quigley, Teri K. Rowles, John H. Schwacke
Endangered Species Research 2017 vol.33 pp.265-279
Spatio-temporal variation in click production rates of beaked whales Victoria E. Warren, Tiago A. Marques, Danielle Harris, Len Thomas, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Natacha Aguilar de Soto, Mark Johnson
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2017 vol.141 pp.1962-1974
Statistical modelling of individual animal movement Toby A Patterson, Alison Parton, Roland Langrock, Paul G. Blackwell, Len Thomas, Ruth King
Advances in Statistical Analysis 2017 vol.101 pp.399-438
Survival, density, and abundance of common bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay (USA) following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Trent L. McDonald, Fawn E. Hornsby, Todd R. Speakman, Eric S. Zolman, Keith D. Mullin, Carrie Sinclair, Patricia E. Rosel, Len Thomas, Lori H. Schwacke
Endangered Species Research 2017 vol.33 pp.193-209
Techniques for estimating the size of low-density gopher tortoise populations Jonathan M. Stober, Lora L. Smith, Tiago A. Marques, Len Thomas
Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2017 vol.8 pp.377-386
Whale distribution in a breeding area Daniel Danilewicz, Philip Steven Hammond, Len Thomas, Alexandre N Zerbini
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2017 vol.585 pp.213-227
Where were they from? Modelling the source stock of dolphins stranded after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using genetic and stable isotope data Len Thomas, P E Rosel, A. Hohn, J. Litz, L H Schwacke
Endangered Species Research 2017 vol.33 pp.253-264
An assessment of the population of cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and their habitat in Colombia Anne Savage, Len Thomas, Katie L. Feilen, Luis H. Soto, Mackenzie Pearson, Felix S. Medina, German Emeris, Rosamira R. Guillen
PLoS One 2016 vol.11
An efficient acoustic density estimation method with human detectors applied to gibbons in Cambodia Benjamin M. Rawson, David Louis Borchers, Ben Stevenson, Tiago A. Marques, Len Thomas
PLoS One 2016 vol.11 pp.1-16
Delphinid echolocation click detection probability on near-seafloor sensors Kaitlin E. Frasier, Sean M. Wiggins, Danielle Harris, Tiago A. Marques, Len Thomas, John A. Hildebrand
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2016 vol.140 pp.1918-1930
Distance sampling surveys of population size Stephen Terrence Buckland, Eric Rexstad, Len Thomas, David Louis Borchers
2016 pp.45-51
Estimating Key Largo woodrat abundance using spatially explicit capture–recapture and trapping point transects Stephen Terrence Buckland, Len Thomas, Anne Savage
Wildlife Society Bulletin 2016 vol.40 pp.331-338
From physiology to policy Natacha Aguilar de Soto, Sascha Kate Hooker, Saana Isojunno, Mark Johnson, Patrick Miller, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Paul Wensveen, Carl Robert Donovan, Catriona M Harris, Danielle Harris, Laura Helen Marshall, Cornelia Sabrina Oedekoven, Rocio Prieto, Len Thomas
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 2016 vol.27
Gauging allowable harm limits to cumulative, sub-lethal effects of human activities on wildlife Rob Williams, Len Thomas, Christopher W. Clark, Philip Steven Hammond
Marine Policy 2016 vol.70 pp.58-64
Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Estimating the European Grey Seal population Debbie JF Russell, Nora Nell Hanson, Len Thomas
2016
Modeling the aggregated exposure and responses of bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus to multiple sources of anthropogenic underwater sound William T. Ellison, Roberto Racca, Christopher W. Clark, Bill Streever, Adam S. Frankel, Erica Fleishman, Robyn Angliss, Joel Berger, Darlene Ketten, Melania Guerra, Matthias Leu, Megan McKenna, Todd Sformo, Brandon Southall, Robert Suydam, Len Thomas
Endangered Species Research 2016 vol.30 pp.95-108
Monitoring population-level responses of marine mammals to human activities Erica Fleishman, Daniel P. Costa, John Harwood, Scott Kraus, David Moretti, Leslie F. New, Robert Schilling Schick, Lisa K. Schwarz, Samantha E. Simmons, Len Thomas, Randall S. Wells
Marine Mammal Science 2016 vol.32 pp.1004-1021
Revised Phase III Data Analysis of Joint Cetacean Protocol Data Resources with Advisory Note Charles G. M. Paxton, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah Scott-Hayward, Monique Lea MacKenzie, Eric Rexstad, Len Thomas
2016 vol.517
The challenges of analyzing behavioral response study data Catriona M Harris, Len Thomas, Dinara Sadykova, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Brandon L. Southall, Andrew J. Read, Patrick Miller
2016 pp.399-407
A description of LATTE outputs Tiago A. Marques, Len Thomas
2015
A path reconstruction method integrating dead-reckoning and position fixes applied to humpback whales Paul Wensveen, Len Thomas, Patrick Miller
Movement Ecology 2015 vol.3
A unifying model for capture-recapture and distance sampling surveys of wildlife populations David Louis Borchers, Ben Stevenson, Len Thomas, Tiago A. Marques
Journal of the American Statistical Association 2015 vol.110 pp.195-204
Accompanying Marine Mammals into the Abyss C Laplanche, Tiago A. Marques, Len Thomas
2015
An interim framework for assessing the population consequences of disturbance Robert Schilling Schick, Carl Robert Donovan, Mark Burgman, Len Thomas, John Harwood
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2015 vol.6 pp.1150-1158
Dose response severity functions for acoustic disturbance in cetaceans using recurrent event survival analysis Catriona M Harris, Dinara Sadykova, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Patrick Miller, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter Lam, Len Thomas
Ecosphere 2015 vol.6
Efficient abstracting of dive profiles using a broken-stick model Theoni Photopoulou, Philip Lovell, Mike Fedak, Len Thomas, Jason Matthiopoulos
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2015 vol.6 pp.278-288
Impacts of anthropogenic noise on marine life Andrew J Wright, LK Blight, R Bruintjes, R Canessa, CW Clark, S Cullis-Suzuki, DT Dakin, C Erbe, Philip Steven Hammond, MD Merchant, PD O'Hara, J Purser, AN Radford, SD Simpson, Len Thomas, MA Wale
Ocean and Coastal Management 2015 vol.115 pp.17-24

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

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