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Andy Royle, Ph.D.

Andy Royle is a Research Statistician at the Eastern Ecological Science Center in Laurel, MD.

Andy Royle is a Senior Scientist at USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center (Patuxent). At EESC, he is engaged in the development of statistical methods and analytic tools for animal demographic modeling, statistical inference and sampling wildlife populations and communities. His current research is focused on hierarchical models of animal abundance and occurrence, and the development of spatial capture-recapture methods and applications. He has authored or coauthored 6 books on quantitative analysis in ecology including the recent book Applied Hierarchical Models Vols. 1 and 2 (2016 and 2021, with Marc Kéry). 

Professional Experience

  • Statistician (1998-2004) for the U.S. FWS in the Migratory Bird Management Office where he worked primarily on waterfowl surveys and monitoring projects

  • visiting scientist in the Geophysical Statistics Project at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.

Education and Certifications

  • PhD in Statistics (1996) from North Carolina State University

  • BS in Fisheries and Wildlife (1990) from Michigan State University

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