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Sutherland, Chris

Assistant Professor of Quantitative, Population,
and Spatial Ecology

Ph.D., 2013, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

E-mail: csutherland
Room 118 Holdsworth Hall
Applied ecology, quantitative ecology, spatial ecology

Personal website

Research Interests:

I am interested in movement, dispersal and connectivity, specifically how large-scale biological patterns can be explained by an understanding of how and why organisms use space at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. My work involves developing biologically realistic statistical models for observational data collected at all levels of organization – typically using hierarchical models. My research balances methodological development with a strong focus on the application of these tools to biological systems to solve real-world problems.

Recent Publications:

Royle, J. A., Fuller, A. K., & Sutherland, C. (2017). Unifying Population and Landscape Ecology with Spatial Capture-recapture. bioRxiv, 103341.

Morin, D. J., Fuller, A. K., Royle, J. A., & Sutherland, C. (2017). Model‐based estimators of density and connectivity to inform conservation of spatially structured populations. Ecosphere, 8(1).

Tenan, S., Brambilla, M., Pedrini, P., & Sutherland, C. (2016). Quantifying spatial variation in the size and structure of ecologically stratified communities. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Muñoz, D. J., Miller, D. A., Sutherland, C., & Grant, E. H. C. (2016). Using Spatial Capture–Recapture to Elucidate Population Processes and Space-Use in Herpetological Studies. Journal of Herpetology, 50(4), 570-581.

Fuller, A. K., Sutherland, C. S., Royle, J. A., & Hare, M. P. (2016). Estimating population density and connectivity of American mink using spatial capture–recapture. Ecological Applications, 26(4), 1125-1135.

Sutherland, C., Muñoz, D. J., Miller, D. A., & Grant, E. H. C. (2016). Spatial Capture–Recapture: A Promising Method for Analyzing Data Collected Using Artificial Cover Objects. Herpetologica, 72(1), 6-12.

Sutherland, C., Brambilla, M., Pedrini, P., & Tenan, S. (2016). A multiregion community model for inference about geographic variation in species richness. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Tenan, S., Pedrini, P., Bragalanti, N., Groff, C., & Sutherland, C. (2016). Investigating the potential of opportunistic sighting data to inform wildlife conservation strategies. bioRxiv, 075945.

Royle, J. A., Fuller, A. K., & Sutherland, C. (2016). Spatial capture–recapture models allowing Markovian transience or dispersal. Population ecology, 58(1), 53-62.

Royle, J. A., Sutherland, C., Fuller, A. K., & Sun, C. C. (2015). Likelihood analysis of spatial capture‐recapture models for stratified or class structured populations. Ecosphere, 6(2), 1-11.

Sutherland, C., Fuller, A. K., & Royle, J. A. (2015). Modelling non‐Euclidean movement and landscape connectivity in highly structured ecological networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6(2), 169-177.

Suwanrat, S., Ngoprasert, D., Sutherland, C., Suwanwaree, P., & Savini, T. (2015). Estimating density of secretive terrestrial birds (Siamese fireback) in pristine and degraded forest using camera traps and distance sampling. Global Ecology and Conservation, 3, 596-606.

Sutherland, C. S., Elston, D. A., & Lambin, X. (2014). A demographic, spatially explicit patch occupancy model of metapopulation dynamics and persistence. Ecology, 95(11), 3149-3160.

Sutherland, C., Elston, D. A., & Lambin, X. (2013). Accounting for false positive detection error induced by transient individuals. Wildlife Research, 40(6), 490-498.


You can access my full publication history from Google Scholar or Researchgate

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