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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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19 (of 19 published available) for lt5 with keyword Conservation clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Statistical ecology comes of age Olivier Gimenez, Stephen Terrence Buckland, Byron J. T. Morgan, Nicolas Bez, Sophie Bertrand, Remi Choquet, Stephane Dray, Marie-Pierre Etienne, Rachel Fewster, Frederic Gosselin, Bastien Merigot, Pascal Monestiez, Juan M. Morales, Frederic Mortier, Francois Munoz, Otso Ovaskainen, Sandrine Pavoine, Roger Pradel, Frank M. Schurr, Len Thomas, Wilfried Thuiller, Verena Trenkel, Perry de Valpine, Eric Rexstad
Biology Letters 2014 vol.10
Estimating animal population density using passive acoustics Tiago A. Marques, Len Thomas, Stephen Martin, David Mellinger, Jessica Ward, David Moretti, Danielle Harris, Peter Lloyd Tyack
Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 2013 vol.88 pp.287–309
Evidence for density-dependent changes in body condition and pregnancy rate of North Atlantic fin whales over four decades of varying environmental conditions Gisli A. Vikingsson, Astthor Gislason, Christina Lockyer, Leslie New, Len Thomas, Philip Steven Hammond
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2013
Global analysis of cetacean line-transect surveys Len Thomas, Catriona M Harris, Kristin Kaschner, Philip Steven Hammond,
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2012 vol.453 pp.227-240
A critical review of the literature on population modelling Abigail Cabrelli, John Harwood, Jason Matthiopoulos, Leslie Frances New, Len Thomas
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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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National Centre for Statistical Ecology
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