Dr STEPHEN PALMER
B.Sc.(hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.
1996-2007 - NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory
1995-1996 - The Macaulay Land Use Research institute, Aberdeen
1991-1995 - University of Oxford, based at The Institute of Terrestrial Ecology,
- Modelling dispersal and its demographic consequences
- Modelling maturation in fish populations
- Dynamics of vector-borne pathogens
- Habitat use by deer and the effects of their grazing and browsing on semi-natural vegetation communities
The principal focus of my current research involves modelling the dispersal of organisms (principally animals) and the demographic consequences of dispersal.
The TenLamas project, in collaboration with partners from France and Germany, aims to compare how several models, differing in their complexity and data requirements, are able to represent inter-patch connectivity of meta-populations inhabiting fragmented landscapes.
I use a variety of statistical and modelling techniques to address these questions.
EV5510 - Introduction to GIS
EV5511 - Spatial information analysis
Contributions to Journals
- Travis, JMJ., Palmer, SCF., Coyne, S., Millon, A. & Lambin, X. (2013). 'Evolution of Predator Dispersal in Relation to Spatio-Temporal Prey Dynamics: How Not to Get Stuck in the Wrong Place!'. PLoS ONE, vol 8, no. 2, e54453.
[Online] DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054453
- Travis, JMJ., Mustin, K., Barton, KA., Benton, TG., Clobert, J., Delgado, MM., Dytham, C., Hovestadt, T., Palmer, SCF., Van Dyck, H. & Bonte, D. (2012). 'Modelling dispersal: an eco-evolutionary framework incorporating emigration, movement, settlement behaviour and the multiple costs involved'. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol 3, no. 4, pp. 628-641.
[Online] DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00193.x
- Palmer, SCF., Coulon, A. & Travis, JMJ. (2011). 'Introducing a 'stochastic movement simulator' for estimating habitat connectivity'. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol 2, no. 3, pp. 258-268.
[Online] DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00073.x
- Watts, EJ., Palmer, SCF., Bowman, AS., Irvine, J., Smith, A. & Travis, JMJ. (2009). 'The effect of host movement on viral transmission dynamics in a vector-borne disease system'. Parasitology, vol 136, no. 10, pp. 1221-1234.
[Online] DOI: 10.1017/S0031182009990424
- Travis, JMJ. & Palmer, SCF. (2005). 'Spatial processes can determine the relationship between prey encounter rate and prey density'. Biology Letters, vol 1, no. 2, pp. 136-138.
[Online] DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2004.0293
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