Statistical Methods and Monitoring Design

Southwell, D. et al., (2019).

Monitoring is vital to help understand the distribution and dynamics of populations, evaluate management actions, and assist in protecting species long-term. We work on a range of monitoring related projects, including optimal monitoring design, power analyses, occupancy and detection, long-term trend analysis, and emerging conservation technologies such as Environmental DNA, thermal cameras, and sniffer dogs with affiliate researchers.


Jose Lahoz-Monfort, Guruzeta Guillera-Arroita, Brendan Wintle, Mick McCarthy, Bronwyn Hradsky, Darren Southwell, Anja Skroblin, Dave Duncan,Kathryn Knights, Emily McColl-Gausden, Kevin Newman, Rebecca Groenewegen, Naomi Indigo, Ian Flint, Martin Ingram, Alys Young, Saoirse Kelleher, Kinjia May Munkara-Murray

Affiliate researchers:

Cindy Hauser, Ried Tingley, Casey Visintin, Jian Yen

Selected publications:

Lahoz-Monfort, J.J. and Magrath, M.J.L. 2021. A Comprehensive Overview of Technologies for Species and Habitat Monitoring and Conservation. BioScience.

Southwell, D.M., Einoder, L.D., Lahoz-Monfort, J.J., Fisher, A., Gillespie, G.R. & Wintle, B.A. 2019. Spatially explicit power analysis for detecting occupancy trends for multiple species. Ecol. Appl., 29.

Hauser, C.E., Southwell, D., Lahoz-Monfort, J.J., Rumpff, L., Benshemesh, J., Burnard, T., van Hespen, R., Wright, J., Wintle, B. and Bode, M., 2019. Adaptive management informs conservation and monitoring of Australia’s threatened malleefowl. Biological Conservation, 233, pp.31-40.

Legge, S., Robinson, N., Lindenmayer, D., Scheele, B., Southwell, D. and Wintle, B. eds., 2018. Monitoring threatened species and ecological communities. Csiro Publishing.

Guillera-Arroita, G. & Lahoz-Monfort, J. J. 2017. Species occupancy estimation and imperfect detection: shall surveys continue after the first detection?. AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, 101(4).

McCarthy, M. A., Moore, J. L., Morris, W. K., Parris, K. M., Garrard, G. E., Vesk, P. A., Rumpff,L., Giljohann, K. M., Camac, J. S., Bau, S. S., Friend, T., Harrison, B. & Yue, B. 2013. The influence of abundance on detectability. Oikos 122(5), pp. 717–726.