Ecological and spatial statistics - Conservation Science Partners
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Ecological and spatial statistics

CSP develops and applies statistical tools to quantify the influence of environmental and population changes on ecosystems and the species they sustain. We use the most advanced, defensible techniques in biometrics, spatial statistics, and computer modeling to provide deeper insight into dynamic biological and ecological processes. Our decades of experience working in complex ecological systems ensure that we design rigorous standards for sampling and apply field and analytical methods that deliver the robust information conservation practitioners need to make effective inference and decisions.

Recent Projects

  • Applying cutting-edge tools to analyze long-term population trends in North American bird populations and guilds
  • Working with the National Ecological Observatory Network to design a robust sampling and statistical analysis framework
  • Quantifying seed dispersal network and novel ecosystem functioning in Hawaii  [more]
  • Providing the California state parks system with an analysis of forest and fire monitoring data for the Sierra Nevada mountains [more]
  • Developing methods and applications to monitor the effects of fuels treatments and fire in northern Arizona [news story]
  • Providing statistical support for long-term monitoring in four National Park Service Intermountain Inventory and Monitoring Networks
  • Collaborating with the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service and the University of Washington to identify ecological integrity and conservation opportunities for aquatic systems in western North America
  • Producing new tools and dynamic models for evaluating impacts of infrastructure and economic development on western watersheds and river networks across the western U.S.