Dr Yvan Richard


Dragonfly Science, New Zealand

  • Estimation of fisheries-related fatalities of seabirds in New Zealand.
  • Assessment of the risk of commercial fisheries to seabirds in New Zealand.
  • Development/refinement of methods to estimate the maximum level of human-caused mortality that seabirds can sustain.
  • Analysis of the effectiveness of offal management strategies in minimizing the abundance of seabirds around fishing vessels.
  • Population dynamics modelling.
  • Estimation of survival rates and productivity of royal albatrosses.
  • Modelling of the distribution of Maui's dolphins.
  • Management and analysis of data on counts of seabirds recorded by government observers and by tour operators.

Main tools: R, JAGS, PostgreSQL, Latex (+Sweave), in a Linux environment.