Comp Sci Birding: The use of R in ornithology for informing management decisions of species at risk
About the author
Brandon Edwards research interests lie in ecological modelling and population risk assessment. He worked with Dr Daniel Gillis and Dr Shoshanah Jacobs on the Great Lakes Piping Plover Biological Modeling Programme, which seeks to develop tools to assist in management and recovery of Great Lakes Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus circumcinctus).
He is currently based at the National Wildlife Research Centre in Ottawa as a Bird Population Monitoring analyst working with Dr Adam Smith to evaluate the use of a hierarchical generalized additive model (GAM) on improving population trajectories of aerial insectivores. He is also involved with developing an R package to provide a higher ease-of-access hierarchical Bayesian models and Breeding Bird Survey data for other researchers to use.