What we do
Speaker: David Borchers and Carl Donovan (CREEM)
I’ll be giving an overview of my current and recent research. This includes mark-recapture distance sampling methods, spatially explicit capture-recapture methods, using hidden Markov models (HMMs) to model Scottish fishing vessel fishing behavour from “vessel monitoring system” data (i.e. GPS tags on vessels), using HMMs to model animal availability, dealing with distance measurement errors on distance surveys, some methods for accommodating non-uniform animal distribution on distance sampling surveys, Markov modulated Poisson process models for animal availability on distance sampling surveys, and a few other things.
I’ll similarly be giving an overview of current/recent research and the projects I am involved in. Specific examples:
- (more on) simulation methods for Environmental Impact Assessments of Sonar/Seismic surveying and Marine installations.
- modelling weather impacts on power distribution networks.
- adaptive smoothing methods, in particular over “complex” 2D spaces.
- boosting methods.