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Dr Lindesay Scott-Hayward

Dr Lindesay Scott-Hayward
Research Fellow and Project Manager


Research: Use of spatially adaptive smoothing (SALSA methods) and geodesic distance (CReSS method) for modelling species distributions. Of particular interest is analysis of environmental impact assessment survey data.

PhD: Predicting the distribution of marine organisms in spatially complex regions.

Research Interests:

  • Developing methods for environmental impact assessment
    • Spatially adaptive smoothing
    • Correlated data
    • Areas of complex topography (two dimensional smoothing using geodesic distances)
  • Splines
  • Radial basis functions

Workshop Teaching:

  • Introduction to Statistical Modlling
  • Spatial modelling methods for correlated data (splines, GAMs, GEEs)
  • Using the MRSea R-package
  • Distance Sampling

Project Manager:

Reports and Software:

  • Marine renewables strategic environmental assessment: Statistical Modelling of bird and cetacean distributions in off-shore renewables development areas (2013; contract for Marine Scotland (SB9 (CR/2012/05))
    • Guidance document
    • MRSea R-package
    • MRSea User Guide and reference manual
  • Paxton, C.G.M., Scott-Hayward, L.A.S. & Rexstad, E. 2014. Statistical approaches to aid the identification of Marine Protected Areas for minke whale, Risso’s dolphin, white-beaked dolphin and basking shark. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 594.

Talks:

source: symbiosis

Research Overview:

Details about my research, teaching and industry involvement can be found here:

http://lindesay80.wix.com/lasscotthayward

 

Recent publications


2  (of 2 published available) for lass with keyword Foraging clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2017 (5)
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
vol.74 pp.716-726
(Article)
2017 (12)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
vol.71 
(Article)
Vocal foragers and silent crowds
Fleur Visser, Annebelle C.M. Kok, Machiel G. Oudejans, Lindesay Alexandra Sarah Scott-Hayward, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Ana Catarina De Carvalho Alves, Ricardo Nuno Antunes, Saana Isojunno, Graham J. Pierce, Hans Slabbekoorn, Jef Huisman, Patrick Miller 
Keywords: Acoustic tags, Animal communication, Call, Foraging, Pilot whale, Social behaviourEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Animal Science and Zoology

Contact Details:

Dr Lindesay Scott-Hayward
The Observatory
Buchanan Gardens
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9LZ
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 461824
fax: 01334 461800
room: 203
email: lass@st-andrews.ac.uk

Related:

research@st-andrews
Departmental website
Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling
Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Mathematics & Statistics
National Centre for Statistical Ecology
Scottish Oceans Institute

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