Trevor Hefley

Assistant Professor

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 conservation and management of fish and wildlife populations.

Recent News:

  • April 10, 2018: Free workshop on spatial statistics offered at KSU [link].
  • March 28, 2018: New paper accepted in Methods in Ecology and Evolution that develops movement models for Sandhill Cranes.
    • Hooten, M.B., H.R. Scharf, T.J. Hefley, A.T. Pearse, M.D. Weegman. (in press) Animal movement models for migratory individuals and groups. Methods in Ecology and Evolution [pdf]
  • January 17, 2018: Invited article on SIAM News Blog about dynamic statistical models [link].
  • November 1, 2017: New paper published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution that corrects for bias caused by location error in species distribution models.
    • Hefley, T.J., B.M. Brost, M.B. Hooten (2017) Bias correction of bounded location errors in presence¬≠-only data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:1566-1573 [pdf] [R code S1 & S3]
  • August 17, 2017: Article in the Minneapolis StarTribune related to our research on ecological forecasting [link].
  • May 1, 2017: New paper published in Ecology Letters that uses partial differential equations to make ecological forecasts.
    • Hefley, T.J., M.B. Hooten, R.E. Russell, D.P. Walsh, J.A., Powell (2017). When mechanism matters: Bayesian forecasting using models of ecological diffusion. Ecology Letters 20:640-650 [pdf] [R code S1 & S2]
  • May 1, 2017: New paper published in Spatial Statistics that develops a framework for using dynamic spatio-temporal models when modeling spatial autocorrelation.
    • Hefley, T.J., M.B. Hooten, E.M. Hanks, R.E. Russell, D.P. Walsh (2017) Dynamic spatio-temporal models for spatial data. Spatial Statistics 20:206-220 [pdf] [R code]