Associate Professor Andrew ROBINSON

Associate Professor/Reader

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests

  • Applied statistics
  • Environmental and Ecological Statistics
  • Forest Biometrics
  • Mixed-Effects Models
  • Model Validation
  • Sampling Theory

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • G. Decrouez, A. Robinson. Bias-Corrected Estimation in Continuous Sampling Plans. RISK ANALYSIS, 38, 177-193, 2018. doi: 10.1111/risa.12811.

  • Tracey Hollings, Mark Burgman, Mary van Andel, Marius Gilbert, A. Robinson. How do you find the green sheep? A critical review of the use of remotely sensed imagery to detect and count animals. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 9, 881-892, 2018. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12973.

  • S. Lane, Anthony D Arthur, Christina Aston, S. Zhao, A. Robinson. When Does Poor Governance Presage Biosecurity Risk?. RISK ANALYSIS, 38, 653-665, 2018. doi: 10.1111/risa.12873.

  • Thiripura vino, Gurmeet R Singh, Belinda Davision, Patricia T Campbell, M. Lydeamore, A. Robinson, Jodie McVernon, Steven YC Tong, Nicholas Geard, T Vino, B Davison. Indigenous Australian household structure: a simple data collection tool and implications for close contact transmission of communicable diseases. PEERJ, 5, e3958 (17pp), 2017. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3958.

  • H. Capes, R. Maillardet, Thomas G Baker, Christopher J Weston, Don McGuire, Ian C Dumbrell, A. Robinson. The Allometric Quarter-Power Scaling Model and Its Applicability to Grand Fir and Eucalyptus Trees. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS, 22, 562-584, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s13253-017-0292-7.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Thiripura Sivapalan VINO

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Farshid JAMSHIDI "Problems in nonparametric curve estimation"
Natalie KARAVARSAMIS "Methods for estimating occupancy"
Stephen LANE "Non-parametric estimation and prediction of tree size class distributions."
David LAZARIDIS "L\(q\)-Norm Shrinkage Regression"

Past MSc Students

Name Project title
Hannah CAPES
Stephen LANE "Generalized Estimating Equations for Pedigree Analysis"
David LAZARIDIS "Shrinkage Regression"
Peixin YUAN

Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2011 - 2013 ARC Discovery New models for effective surveillance
2009 - 2013 ARC Discovery Inverse and related problems in statistics
2007 - 2009 ARC Discovery Statistical Analysis of Some Partially Observed Processes Arising in Ecological Research


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