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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6 (of 6 published available) for lt5 with keyword State-space model clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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
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
Using short-term measures of behaviour to estimate long-term fitness of southern elephant seals. Leslie Frances New, James Clark, Daniel Costa, Erica Fleishman, Mark Hindell, Tin Klanjšček, David Lusseau, Scott Kraus, Clive McMahon, Patrick Robinson, Robert Schilling Schick, Lisa Schwartz, Samantha Simmons, Len Thomas, Peter Lloyd Tyack, John Harwood
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2014 vol.496 pp.99-108
Estimating resource acquisition and at-sea body condition of a marine predator Robert Schilling Schick, Leslie New, Len Thomas, Daniel Costa, Mark Hindell, Clive McMahon, Patrick Robinson, Samantha Simmons, Michele Thums, John Harwood, James Clark
Journal of Animal Ecology 2013 vol.82 pp.1300-1315
A general discrete-time modeling framework for animal movement using multistate random walks Brett Thomas McClintock, Ruth King, Len Thomas, Jason Matthiopoulos, Bernie J McConnell, Juan Morales
Ecological Monographs 2012 vol.82 pp.335-349
A critical review of the literature on population modelling Abigail Cabrelli, John Harwood, Jason Matthiopoulos, Leslie Frances New, Len Thomas

Contact Details:

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

tel: (44) (0) 1334 461801
fax: (44) (0) 1334 461800
room: 208


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

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Scottish Oceans Institute
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Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443