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Researcher: Foster, S (Dr Scott Foster)

Fields of Research

Stochastic analysis and modelling
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Applied statistics
Conservation and biodiversity
Horticultural crop growth and development
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Gene mapping
Fisheries management
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Statistical theory
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Physical oceanography
Environmental management
Tree nutrition and physiology
Health services and systems
Agricultural biotechnology
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Oenology and viticulture
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Other environmental management
Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Tropical fruit
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Other plant production and plant primary products
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Wine grapes
Hardwood plantations
Wild caught tuna
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Marine systems and management
Climate change models
Fisheries - wild caught
Understanding climate change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A climate of uncertainty: Accounting for error in climate variables for species distribution models; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
A Poisson-Gamma model for analysis of ecological non-negative continuous data; Environmental and Ecological Statistics
A whole-of-ecosystem assessment of environmental issues for salmonid aquaculture. Aquafin CRC Final Report (CRC Project 4.2(2)/FRDC Project 2004/074)
Accounting for location error in Kalman filters: integrating animal borne sensor data into assimilation schemes; PLoS One
Analysis of repeated measures data from an on-farm prawn trial using REML; Meeting of the Australasian GenStat Users Association, Inc
Can Commercial Sorghum Lines be Made Resistant to Ergot Damage?; Meeting of the Australasian GenStat Users Association, Inc
Comparative assessment of seafloor sampling platforms. Report to the National Environmental Science Programme
Designing a targeted monitoring program to support evidence-based management of Australian Marine Parks: A pilot in the South-east Marine Parks Network
Designing a targeted monitoring program to support evidence-based management of Australian Marine Parks: A pilot in the South-east Marine Parks Network
Effect of frost injury on Pinot Noir; Wine & Viticulture Journal
Evidence of discrete yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) populations demands rethink of management for this globally important resource; Scientific Reports
Finite mixture of regression modeling for high-dimensional count and biomass data in ecology; Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics
Graphical diagnostics for Markov models for categorical data; Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
Host specificity, establishment and dispersal of the gorse thrips, Sericothrips staphylinus Haliday (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), a biological control agent for gorse, Ulex europaeus L. (Fabaceae), in Australia; Biological Control
Identifying hotspots for biodiversity management using rank abundance distributions; Diversity and Distributions
Imperfect observations in ecological studies; Environmental and Ecological Statistics
Integrating environmental and endogenous cues: Does the slow growth of leaf primordia induce floral development in Sorghum bicolour?
Is the Number of Hands Relative to Leaf Number Important?
Is There an Association Between the Charlson Comorbidity Index and Health-Related Quality of Life
Model based grouping of species across environmental gradients; Ecological Modelling
Model-based approaches to unconstrained ordination; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Model-based thinking for community ecology; Plant Ecology
Modelling biological regions from multi-species and environmental data; Environmetrics
Modelling Growth of Young Bulls; Meeting of the Australasian GenStat Users Association, Inc
Multi-environment analysis for Queensland sites; ACIAR Proceedings No.112
Multi-species distribution modeling using penalized mixture of regressions; Annals of Applied Statistics
New Genes for the Battle against Sorghum Ergot; 12th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference
Order selection in finite mixture models: Complete or observed likelihood information criteria?; Biometrika
RAD biodiversity: Prediction of rank abundance distributions from deep water benthic assemblages; Ecography: Pattern and Diversity in Ecology
Seafloor biota, rock lobster and demersal fish assemblages of the Tasman Fracture Commonwealth Marine Reserve Region: Determining the influence of the shelf sanctuary zone on population demographics
Selection and shrinkage using the LASSO linear mixed model; Joint meeting of the Australasian Region of the Biometrics Society and the Australasian GenStat Users Association, Inc
Slowing of leaf primordia elongation precedes panicle initiation in Sorghum bicolour; COMBIO 2000. Australian Society of Plant Physiologists
Spatially balanced designs that incorporate legacy sites; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Temporal Occurrence Pattern of Insect Pests and Fungal Pathogens in Young Tasmanian Plantations of Eucalyptus Globulus Labill. and E. Nitens Maiden; Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings
The cumulative effect of trawl fishing on a multispecies fish assemblage in south-eastern Australia; Journal of Applied Ecology
The LASSO linear mixed model for QTL detection; Joint meeting of the International Biometrics Society and the Statistical Society of Australia, Inc
Tuning parameter selection for the adaptive Lasso using ERIC; Journal of the American Statistical Association
Twenty years of high-resolution sea surface temperature imagery around Australia: inter-annual and annual variability; PLoS ONE
Uncertainty in spatially predicted covariates: is it ignorable?; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C. Applied Statistics
Use of optical density as a measure of Claviceps africana conidial suspension concentration; Australasian Plant Pathology
Yield comparisons between selected Kensington Pride mangoes and modelling of cropping patterns in mango trees up to ten years old; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

The Effect of Collection and Scoring Methods on Inferences for Analyses of AUV Data