Where the whale-things are: Distribution, detectability and availability modelling for cetacean populations
David L Miller (
Iowa State University – 13 February 2017
Who is this guy?
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (sic), Woods Hole, MA
(“Honorary” (ha!) position at St Andrews)
Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, St Andrews
University of Rhode Island
PhD Uni. Bath, UK; GAMs etc w/ Simon Wood
not a real statistician,
not a real ecologist,
knows nothing about whales.
with that in mind...
Abundance and distribution: why?
Want to know where they are
whale watching/stock assessments
Want to know where they aren't
Want to know what they like/dislike
How? Big white boats