Dr Rachel Fewster

Dr Fewster works in statistical ecology to develop methods to answer questions in conservation, ecology and animal behaviour.

"I work in statistical ecology, which means I develop methods in statistics to answer questions in conservation, ecology and animal behaviour.

"A typical day's work might involve monitoring population numbers of an endangered species or developing software for community conservation volunteers to produce animated maps of the outcomes they've achieved.

"I love the diversity of projects I'm able to work on as a statistician. I've worked with conservation data from all over the world, from the African savannah to the Amazonian rainforests, and from the tropical Pacific to the Antarctic ice shelves. I have the satisfaction of breaking new ground internationally, developing statistical methods that are used by thousands of researchers worldwide."

Dr Rachel Fewster
Associate Professor, Statistics
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