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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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
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
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
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
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB

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