Select Pubs

  • Buchanan, R., L. Conquest. 2007. How many does it pay to rank? Linear and quadratic cost models to estimate a population mean. In press, Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications.
  • Burge CA, LR Judah, LL Conquest, FJ Griffin, DP Cheney, A Suhrbier, B Vadopalas, PG Olin, T Renault, CS Friedman. 2007. The influence of oyster stock, planting time, pathogens, and environmental stressors on mortality of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigags Thunberg, grown in Tomales Bay, California. In press, Jl. of Shellfish Research.
  • Grue, CE, M Sternberg, JM Grassley, KA King, LL Conquest. 2006. Catch basins as sources of mosquitoes and West Nile Virus: An evaluation of the abundance of mosquito larvae and the efficacy of control strategies. Report to Seattle Public Utilities by WA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, UW. 55 pp.
  • Buchanan, R., L. Conquest, J.-Y. Courbois. 2005. A cost analysis of ranked set sampling to estimate a population mean. Environmetrics 16, 235-256.
  • Hamel NJ, JK Parrish, LL Conquest. 2004. Effects of tagging on behavior, provisioning and reproduction in the common murre (Uria algae), a diving seabird. The Auk 121:1161-1171.

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My research interests concern development of statistical methods for data analysis, sampling/field design, and general methodology to address problems in environmental monitoring and natural resource management. Research has included quantifying effects of large woody debris in stream habitat to enhance watershed management, effects of landscape disturbance (e.g., agriculture, urban development) on stream water quality, cost models for statistical designs for sampling in streams for habitat assessment, assessing effects of salmon gillnet fishing on protected seabirds in Puget Sound, sampling design for the Gulf of Nicoya fishery in Costa Rica, and improvement of population estimates for aggregated populations. Other research interests include spatial sampling designs for long-term environmental monitoring projects and for landscape to regional scales, statistical power analyses for pollution studies, and statistical properties of Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI).