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Contact information:

Dr. Yuan YUAN
Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9LZ

phone: (+44) (0)01334 46 1826
fax: (+44) (0)1334 461 800
email yy84@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research Interests

Wildlife population assessment

--Distance sampling, mark-recapture, stratified bottom trawl surveys, plot sampling, and fishery data

--Survey design

--Design-based and model-based abundnce estimation approach

--Incorporation of imperfect detection/capture probability in population assessment, with different sources of heterogeneity

--Integrating data from different sources

Spatial and Spatio-temporal data analysis

Geostatistical data, point patterns, Bayesian hiercharcial models, prior selection, model assessment

Quantifying biodiversity changes in space and time

Mathematical properties of turnover measures, testing the significance of changes in biodiversity


  • Yuan, Y, Buckland, S. T., Illian, J. B., Rue, H. and Fernandes, P. G. Quantifying temporal turnover in the diversity of the North Sea demersal fish community and how it varies spatially, in preparation for Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
  • Yuan, Y and Buckland, S. T. Testing the significance of turnover in biodiversity, in preparation for Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
  • Yuan, Y, Bachl, F. E., Borchers, D. L., Lindgren, F., Illian, J. B., Buckland, S. T., Rue, H. and Gerrodette, T. Point process models for spatio-temporal distance sampling data, arxiv link (accepted by Annals of Applied Statistics)
  • Buckland, S. T., Yuan, Y and Marcon, E. (2016), SPECIAL ISSUE - ECOLOGICAL STATISTICS, Measuring Temporal Trends in Biodiversity, Advances in Statistical Analysis, in press .
  • Yuan, Y, Buckland, S. T., Harrison, P., Foss, S. and Johnston, A. (2016), Using species proportions to quantify turnover in biodiversity Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics, 21(2), pp. 363-381 doi:10.1007/s13253-015-0243-0
  • Harrison, P., Yuan, Y, Buckland, S. T., Oedekoven, C. S., Elston, D. A., Brewer, M., Johnston, A. and Pierce-Higgins, J. (2015), Quantifying turnover in biodiversity of British breeding birds, Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(2) pp. 469-479. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12539
  • Harrison, P. J., Buckland, S. T., Yuan, Y, Elston, D. A., Brewer, M. J., Johnston, A. and Pearce-Higgins, J. W. (2014), Assessing trends in biodiversity over space and time using the example of British breeding birds,Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(6), pp. 1650-1660, doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12316

    Fun plots

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