Congratulations to Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita, who won the RSPB’s 2015 award for an outstanding PhD. Guru completed her PhD at Kent, and is now a post-doc in QAECO as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions.
Her PhD was titled “Occupancy modelling: study design and models for data collected along transects”. Guru’s current work expands on this topic to include optimal monitoring, study design, the modelling of species detectability and adaptive management. Congratulations to Guru and the other RSPB prize winners.