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Major statistics award for Prof Buckland

4 March 2019

The Guy Medal in Gold is awarded to Stephen Buckland for his significant and sustained contributions to the development of statistical methods for ecological applications over a period of more than 40 years.

He has been a pioneer in developing robust statistical methods in many areas including wildlife population assessment, biodiversity monitoring and modelling population dynamics.

He is one of the most internationally recognised and distinguished statisticians in his field, whose impact has been global for survey design and associated analytical methods, transforming the power, accuracy and robustness of traditional methods, which in turn have led to the identification of declining populations and changes in biodiversity.

In addition, Stephen has opened up advanced statistical methods to the user community by leading the development of freely-available software (notably DISTANCE now with over 50,000 users from 130 countries) and associated core textbooks.