Department of Statistics
Kansas State University
Welcome to my research website! Broadly, my research focuses on developing and applying spatio-temporal statistical methods to inform environmental decisions.
November 2022: New paper accepted in Ecosphere that estimates the distribution and impact of weather and habitat on regal fritillaries.
Post van der Burg, M., MacDonald, G., Glassberg, T.J. Hefley (in press) Point-scale habitat and weather patterns influence the distribution of regal fritillaries in the central United States. Ecosphere
September 2022: New paper published in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases assesses the Diagnostic sensitivity of biological samples for detecting African swine fever virus infection.
February 2022: New paper published in Ecology that demonstrates how to embed machine learning algorithms into Bayesian occupancy models that account for spatial autocorrelation.
Mohankumar, N.M., and T.J. Hefley. (2022) Using machine learning to identify nontraditional spatial dependence in occupancy data. Ecology 103:e03563. [pdf]