St Andrews Statistician wins Young Biometrician Award for 2021

30 July 2021

Dr Richard Glennie has been awarded the Young Biometrician Award for 2021 for his paper “Open population maximum likelihood spatial capture-recapture” published in Biometrics (2019). The panel of judges felt that the paper represented a considerable step forward for capture-recapture models in both theory and implementation. By reframing the spatial capture-recapture problem in therms of hidden Markov models, it offers important and novel insights into sources of variation and bias. The paper explains modelling and inference exceptionally clearly and demonstrates the power of the approach in a fascinating and challenging analysis of jaguar abundance in Belize.

The Young Biometrician Award is co-sponsored by the British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society and the Fisher Memorial Trust.