Managing Reef Fish Species: Statistical Methods for Predicting Spatial Abundance
Understanding the spatial distribution of abundance is fundamental to assessing and managing ecological populations. Compared to species living on land, which can be observed more easily, quantifying the spatial distribution of fish is difficult because of low detection rates when sampling in the ocean.
In this presentation, ASU doctoral student Xuetao Lu proposes a series of statistical methods and models to tackle this problem.
Lu is a doctoral student in statistics in ASU’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He also holds the position of graduate research assistant in the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
Faculty and practitioners discuss their current research and field projects in the Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series, held throughout the academic year at ASU’s Polytechnic campus. All seminars are free and open to the public.