Nature is complex, and at times our statistical approaches must be as well. Our research seeks out and develops novel methods to explore patterns and infer processes in large ecological databases.

Recent lab publications in this area include:

Stewart-Koster, B., Boone, E.L., Kennard, M.J., Sheldon, F., Bunn, S.E. and J.D. Olden. 2013. Incorporating ecological principles into statistical models for the prediction of species’ distribution and abundance. Ecography 36: 342-353. PDF

Larson, E.R., and J.D. Olden. 2012. Using avatar species to model the potential distribution of emerging invaders. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 1114-1125. PDF

Wenger, S.J, and J.D. Olden. 2012. Assessing transferability of ecological models: an underappreciated aspect of statistical validation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 260-267. PDF

Olden, J.D. 2010. Current velocity shapes the functional connectivity of benthiscapes to stream insect movement. Pages 351-373 in Modelling Perception with Artificial Neural Networks (Ed. Tosh, C. and Ruxton, G.). Cambridge University Press.