Joint species distributions models in ecological statistics

Joint species distributions models (JSDMs) refer to a general class of multilevel models used to analyse multiple correlated responses simultaneously, in this case a community of interacting species. The project will review the current statistical literature on JSDMs, which is developing and changing at a rapid pace, with the potential to explore a range of special topics including but not limited to spatial and temporal correlations, how to perform estimation and inference, and using dimension reduction methods to model various data and model structures.

This project will be co-supervised with Dr Francis Hui.