Current PhD and post-doc opportunities
My recent research and those of current an recently completed graduate students include:
BUGS code for mark-recapture models
Bayesian Inference with ecological applications. Academic Press (2010).
Lebreton, J.-D., Nichols, J. D., Barker, R. J., Pradel, R., and Spendelow, J. A.. Modeling individual animal histories with multistate capture-recapture models. In press: Advances in Ecological Research, 41, 87-173 (2009).
Wright, J. A., Barker, R. J., Schofield, M. R., Frantz, A. C, Byrom, A. E., and D. M. Gleeson. Incorporating genotype uncertainty into mark-recapture-type models for estimating abundance using DNA samples. In press: Biometrics, 65, 833-840 (2009).
Barker, R. J. and Schofield, M. R. Classifying individuals as physiological responders using hierarchical modelling. In press: Journal of Applied Physiology, (2008).
Barker, R. J. and Schofield, M. R. Inference about magnitudes of effects. In press:International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, (2008).
Conroy, M. J., Barker, R. J., Dillingham, P. W., Fletcher, D., Gormley, A. M., and Westbrooke, I. M. Application of decision theory to conservation management: recovery of Hectors dolphin. Wildlife Research 35: 1-10 (2008)
Barker, R. J. Theory and application of mark-recapture and related techniques to aerial surveys of wildlife. Wildlife Research. In press (2008)
Schofield, M. R. and Barker, R. J. A unified capture-recapture model. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics. In press (2008)
Schofield, M. R. and Barker, R. J. and MacKenzie, D. I. Flexible hierarchical mark-recapture modeling for open populations using WinBUGS. Environmental and Ecological Statistics. In press (2008).
Link, W. A., and Barker, R. J. Efficient implementation of the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, with application to the Cormack-Jolly Seber model. Environmental and Ecological Statistics In press (2008).
R. J. and Schofield, M. R. Putting
Markov chains back into Markov chain
Nicol, S. J., Barker, R. J., Koehn, J. D., Burgman, M. A. Structural habitat selection by the critically endangered trout cod, Maccullochella macquariensis, Cuvier. Biological Conservation 138: 30-37 (2007).
Forsyth, D. M., Barker, R. J., Morris, G., Scroggie, M. P. Modeling the relationship between fecal pellet indices and deer density. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 964-970 (2007).
White, G. C., Kendall, W. L., and Barker, R. J. Multistate survival models and their extensions in program MARK. Journal of Wildlife Management 70. In press (2006).
Link, W. A. and Barker, R. J. Model weights and the foundations of multimodel inference. Ecology 87: 2626-2635 (2006)