This page contains a list of publications I have co-authored, together with links to full text versions of most of them. Recent publication updates should be shown on my Twitter page. If you'd like a copy of a paper for which full text is not available below, just send me an email request.

Submitted

  1. Carlén, I., L. Thomas, J. Carlström, M. Amundin, J. Teilmann, N. Tregenz, J. Tougaard, J.C. Koblitz, S. Sveegaard, D. Wennerberg, O. Loisa, M. Dähne, K. Brundiers, M. Kosecka, L.A. Kyhne, C.T. Ljungqvist, I. Pawliczka, R. Koza, B. Arciszewski, A. Galatius, M. Jabbusch, J. Laaksonlaita, J. Niemi, S. Lyytinen, A. Gallus, H. Benke, P. Blankett, K.E. Skóra, A. Acevedo-Gutiérrez. Basin-scale description of the spatial and seasonal distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions.
  2. Harris, D., J. Miksis-Olds, J. Vernon and L. Thomas. Fin whale density and distribution estimation using acoustic bearings derived from sparse arrays.
  3. Bortolotto, G.A., D. Danilewicz, P.S. Hammond, L. Thomas and A.N. Zerbini. Whale distribution in a breeding area: spatial models of habitat use and abundance of western South Atlantic humpback whales.
  4. Isojunno, S., D. Sadykova, S. DeRuiter, C. Cure, G. Visser, L. Thomas, P. Miller and C. Harris. Individual, ecological and anthropogenic influences on activity budgets of long-finned pilot whales.
  5. Miller, D.L., E. Rexstad, L. Thomas, L. Marshall and J.L. Laake. Distance sampling in R.
    • [preprint of submitted manuscript on bioRXiv (abstract: html; full text: pdf)]
  6. Thomas, L., A. Jaramillo-Legoretta, G. Cardenas-Hinojosa , E. Nieto-Garcia, L. Rojas-Bracho, J.M. Ver Hoef, J. Moore, B. Taylor, J. Barlow and N. Tragenza. Last call: passive acoustic monitoring shows continued rapid decline of critically endangered vaquita.

In press

  1. Harris, C.M., L. Thomas, E.A. Falcone, J. Hildebrand, D. Houser, P.H. Kvadsheim, F.P.A. Lam, P.J.O. Miller, D.J. Moretti, A.J. Read, H. Slabbekoorn, B.L. Southall, P.L. Tyack, D. Wartzok, and V.M. Janik. Marine mammals and sonar: dose-response studies, the risk-disturbance hypothesis and the role of exposure context. Journal of Applied Ecology.
  2. McClintock, B.T. and L. Thomas. Estimating abundance or occupancy from unmarked populations. Book chapter, in Population Ecology in Practice.
  3. Stober, J.M., R. Prieto Gonzalez, L.L. Smith, T.A. Marques and L. Thomas. Techniques for estimating low density gopher tortoise populations. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.
  4. Strindberg, S., L. Thomas, S. Kumar, V. Goswami. Estimating abundance and distribution of tiger prey species using line transect sampling. Book chapter, in Methods for Monitoring Tiger and Prey Populations.
  5. Verfuss, U.K., D. Gillespie, J. Gordon, T.A. Marques, B. Miller, R. Plunkett, J.A. Theriault, D.J. Tollit, D.P. Zitterbart, P. Hubert and L. Thomas. Comparing methods suitable for monitoring marine mammals in low visibility conditions during seismic surveys. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

Books and monographs

  1. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Approaches to Understanding the Cumulative Effects of Stressors on Marine Mammals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  2. Newman, K., S.T. Buckland, B. King, D.R. Borchers, D.L. Cole, P. Besbeas, O. Gimenez and L. Thomas. 2014. Modelling Population Dynamics: Model Formulation, Fitting and Assessment using State-Space Methods. Springer Series: Methods in Statistical Ecology, 215p.
  3. Buckland, S.T., D.R. Anderson, K.P. Burnham, J.L. Laake, D.L. Borchers & L. Thomas (editors). 2004. Advanced Distance Sampling. Oxford University Press.
  4. Buckland, S.T., D.R. Anderson, K.P. Burnham, J.L. Laake, D.L. Borchers & L. Thomas. 2001. Introduction to Distance Sampling. Oxford University Press.

Papers in academic journals

  1. Hohn, A.A., L. Thomas, R.H. Carmichael, J. Litz, C. Clemons-Chevis, S.F. Shippee, C. Sinclair, S. Smith, T.R. Speakman, M.C. Tumlin and E.S. Zolman. 2017. Assigning stranded bottlenose dolphins to stock using stable isotope ratios following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Endangered Species Research 33: 235-252.
  2. Jarmamillo-Legorreta, A., G. Cardenas-Hinojosa, E. Nieto-Garcia, L. Rojas-Bracho, J. Ver Hoef, J. Moore, N. Tregenza, J. Barlow, L. Thomas and B. Taylor. 2017. Passive acoustic monitoring of the decline of Mexico’s critically endangered vaquita. Conservation Biology 31: 183-191.
  3. Marques, T.A., L. Thomas, M. Kery, S.T. Buckland, D.L. Borchers, E. Rexstad, R.M. Fewster, D.I. MacKenzie, J.A. Royle, G. Guillera-Arroita, C.M. Handel, D.C. Pavlacky Jr. and R.J. Camp. Model-based approaches to deal with detectability: a comment on Hutto (2016). Ecological Applications 27: 1694-1698.
  4. McDonald, T.L, F.E. Hornsby, T.R. Speakman, E.S. Zolman, K.D. Mullin, C. Sinclair, P.E. Rosel, L. Thomas and L.H. Schwacke. 2017 Survival, density, and abundance of common bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Endangered Species Research 33: 193-209
  5. Patterson, T.A., A. Parton, R. Langrock, P.G. Blackwell, L. Thomas and R. King. 2017. Statistical modelling of animal movement: an overview of key methods and a discussion of practical challenges. Advances in Statistical Analysis 101:399–438.
  6. Prieto Gonzalez, R., L. Thomas and T.A. Marques. 2017. Estimation bias under model selection for distance sampling detection functions. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 24:399–414.
  7. Schwacke, L.H., L. Thomas, R.S. Wells, W.E. McFee, A.A. Hahn, K.D. Mullin, E.S. Zolman, B.M. Quigley, T.K. Rowles and J.H. Schwacke. 2017. An age-, sex- and class-structured population model for estimating nearshore common bottlenose dolphin injury following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Endangered Species Research 33: 265-279.
  8. Taylor, B.L., L. Rojas-Brancho, J. Moore, A. Jaramillo-Legorreta, J.M. ver Hoef, G. Cardenas-Hinojosa, E. Nieto-Garcia, J. Barlow, T. Gerrodette, N. Tregenza, L. Thomas and P.S. Hammond. 2017. Extinction is Imminent for Mexico's Endemic Porpoise Unless Fishery Bycatch is Eliminated. Conservation Letters 10: 588–595.
  9. Thomas, L., C.G. Booth, P.E. Rosel, A. Hohn, J. Litz and L.H. Schwacke. Where were they from? Modelling the source stock of dolphins stranded after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using genetic and stable isotope data. 2017. Endangered Species Research 33: 253-264.
  10. Warren, V.E., T.A. Marques, D. Harris, P.L. Tyack, L. Thomas, N. Aguilar de Soto, L. Hickmott and M.P. Johnson. Spatio-temporal variation in click production rates of beaked whales: implications for passive acoustic density estimation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141: 1962-1974.
  11. Ellison, W.T., R. Racca, C.W. Clark, B. Streever, A.S. Frankel, E. Fleishman, R. Angliss, J. Berger, D. Ketten, M. Guerra, M. Leu, M. McKenna, T. Sformo, B. Southall, R. Suydam and L. Thomas. 2016. Modeling the aggregated exposure and responses of bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus to multiple sources of anthropogenic underwater sound. Endangered Species Research 30: 95-108.
  12. Fleishman, E., D.P. Costa, J. Harwood, S. Kraus, D. Moretti, L.F. New, R.S. Schick, L.K. Schwarz, S.E. Simmons, L. Thomas and R.S. Wells. 2016. Monitoring population-level responses of marine mammals to human activities. Marine Mammal Science 32: 1004-1021.
  13. Frasier, K., S.M. Wiggins, D. Harris, T.A. Marques, L. Thomas and J.A. Hildebrand. 2016. Delphinid echolocation click detection probability on near-seafloor sensors. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140: 1918-1930.
  14. Kidney, D., B.J. Rawson, D.L. Borchers, L. Thomas, T.A. Marques and B. Stevenson. 2016. An efficient acoustic density estimation method with human detectors, applied to gibbons in Cambodia. PLOS One 11(5): e0155066.
  15. Potts, J., S.T. Buckland, L. Thomas and A. Savage. 2016. Estimating Key Largo woodrat abundance using spatially explicit capture–recapture and trapping point transects. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40: 331-338.
  16. Savage, A., L. Thomas, K.L. Feilen, L.H. Soto, M. Pearson, F.S. Medina, G. Emeris and R.R Guilen. 2016. Conservation efforts can positively impact the survival of cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) in Colombia. PLOS One 11(12): e0168324.
  17. Williams, R., L. Thomas, E. Ashe, C.W. Clark and P.S. Hammond. 2016. Gauging allowable harm limits to cumulative, sub-lethal effects of human activities on wildlife: a case-study approach using two whale populations. Marine policy 70: 58-64.
  18. Borchers, D.L., B.C. Stevenson, D. Kidney, L. Thomas, T.A. Marques. 2015. A unifying model for capture-recapture and distance sampling surveys of wildlife populations. 2015. Journal of the American Statistical Association 110: 195-204.
  19. Campbell, G.S., K. Whitaker, L. Thomas, A. Douglas, J. Calambokidis and J.A. Hildebrand. 2015. Inter-annual and seasonal trends in cetacean distribution, density and abundance in waters off southern California. Deep Sea Research II 112: 143-157.
  20. Glennie, R., S.T. Buckland and L. Thomas. 2015. The effect of animal movement on line transect estimates of abundance. PLOS One 10(3): e0121333.
  21. Harris, C.M., D. Sadykova, S.L. DeRuiter, P.L. Tyack, P.J.O. Miller, P.H. Kvadsheim, F.P.A. Lam and L. Thomas. 2015. Generating dose response severity functions for acoustic disturbance in cetaceans using recurrent event survival analysis. Ecosphere 6(11): 236.
  22. Hildebrand, J.A., S. Baumann-Pickering, K.E. Frasier, J.S. Trickey, K.P. Merkens, S.M. Wiggins, M.A. McDonald, L.P. Garrison, D. Harris, T.A. Marques and L. Thomas. 2015. Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 16343.
  23. King, S.L., R.S. Schick, C. Donovan, C.G. Booth, M. Burgman, L. Thomas and J. Harwood. 2015. An interim framework for assessing the population consequences of disturbance. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 1150-1158.
  24. Knox, W.W.J., with the assistance of L. Thomas. 2015. Homicide in eighteenth-century Scotland: numbers and theories. Scottish Historical Review 94(1): 48-73.
  25. Laplanche, C., T.A. Marques and L. Thomas. 2015. Tracking marine mammals in 3D using electronic tag data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 987-996.
  26. Miller, D.L. and L. Thomas. 2015. Mixture models for distance sampling detection functions. PLOS One 10(3): e0118726.
  27. Photopoulou, T., L. Thomas, M. Fedak, P. Lovell, J. Matthiopoulos. 2015. Efficient abstracting of dive profiles using a broken-stick model. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 278-288.
  28. Wensveen, P.J., L. Thomas and P.J.O. Miller. 2015. A path reconstruction method integrating dead-reckoning and positional fixes applied to humpback whales. Movement Ecology 3:31.
  29. Antunes, R., P.H. Kvadsheim, F.P.A. Lam, P.L. Tyack, L. Thomas, P.J. Wensveen and P.J.O. Miller. 2014. High thresholds for avoidance of sonar by free-ranging long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas). Marine Pollution Bulletin 83: 165–180.
  30. Gimenez, S.T. Buckland, B.J.T. Morgan, N. Bez, S. Bertrand, R. Choquet, S. Dray, M-P. Etienne, R. Fewster, F. Gosselin, B. Mérigot, P. Monestiez, J. Morales, F. Mortier, F. Munoz, O. Ovaskainen, S. Pavoine, R. Pradel, F.M. Schurr, L. Thomas, W. Thuiller, V. Trenkel, P. de Valpine, E. Rexstad. 2014. Statistical ecology comes of age. Biology Letters 10 20140698.
  31. Langrock, R., T.A. Marques, R. Baird and L. Thomas. 2014. Modeling the diving behavior of whales: a latent-variable approach with feedback and semi-Markovian components. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 19: 82-100.
  32. Miller, P.J.O., R.N. Antunes, P.J. Wensveen, F.I.P. Samarra, A. Catarina Alves, P.H. Kvadsheim, L. Kleivana, F.-P.A. Lam, M.A. Ainsle, P.L. Tyack and L. Thomas. 2014. Dose-response relationships for the onset of avoidance of sonar by free-ranging killer whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135: 975-993.
  33. Moretti, D., L. Thomas, T. Marques, J. Harwood, A. Dilley, B. Neales, J. Shaffer, E. McCarthy, L. New, S. Jarvis and R. Morrissey. 2014. A risk function for behavioral disruption of Blainville's beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) from mid-frequency active sonar. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85064.
  34. New, L.F, J.S. Clark, D.P. Costa, E. Fleishman, M.A. Hindell, T. Klanjcek, D. Lusseau, S. Kraus, C.R. McMahon, P.W. Robinson, R.S. Schick, L.K. Schwarz, S.E. Simmons, L. Thomas, P. Tyack and J. Harwood. 2014. Using short-term measures of behaviour to estimate long-term fitness of southern elephant seals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 496: 99-108.
  35. Photopoulou, T., J. Matthiopoulos, L. Thomas and M. Fedak. 2014. Modelling spatial variation in maximum dive depths in grey seals Halichoerus grypus using telemetry data. Marine Mammal Science 30: 923-938.
  36. Caillat, M., L. Thomas and D. Gillespie. 2013. The effects of acoustic misclassificaiton on species abundance estimation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134: 2469-2476.
  37. DeRuiter, S.L., B.L. Southall, J. Calambokidis, W.M.X. Zimmer, D. Sadykova, E.A. Falcone, A.S. Friedlaender, J.E. Joseph, D. Moretti, G.S. Schorr, L. Thomas, and P.L. Tyack. 2013. First direct measurements of behavioural responses by Cuvier’s beaked whales to mid-frequency active (MFA) sonar. Biology Letters 9: 20130223.
  38. Harris, D.,L. Matias, L. Thomas, J. Harwood and W.F. Geissler. 2013. Applying distance sampling to fin whale calls recorded by single seismic instruments in the northeast Atlantic. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134: 3522-3535.
  39. Lawrence, J.D., R.B. Gramacy, L. Thomas and S.T. Buckland. 2013. The importance of prior choice in model selection: a density dependence example. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 25-33.
  40. Marques, T.A, L. Thomas, S.W. Martin, D.K. Mellinger, J.A. Ward, D.J. Moretti, D. Harris and P.L. Tyack. 2013. Estimating animal population density using passive acoustics. Biological Reviews 88: 287-309.
  41. Martin, S.W., T.A. Marques, L. Thomas, R.P. Morrissey, S. Jarvis, N. DiMarzio, D. Moretti and D. Mellinger. 2013. Estimating minke whale (Balenoptera acutorostrata) boing sound density using passive acoustic sensors. Marine Mammal Science 29: 142-158.
  42. Miller, D.L., M.L. Burt, E.A. Rexstad and L. Thomas. 2013. Spatial models for distance sampling data: recent developments and future directions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 1001-1010.
  43. New, L.F., J. Harwood, L. Thomas, C. Donovan, J.S. Clark, G. Hastie, P.M. Thompson, B. Cheney, L. Scott-Hayward and D. Lusseau. 2013. Modelling the biological significance of behavioural change in coastal bottlenose dolphins in response to disturbance. Functional Ecology 27: 314-322.
  44. Nuuttila, H., L. Thomas, J.G. Hiddink, R. Meier, J. Turner, J.D.Bendell, N.J.C. Tragenza and P.G.H. Evans. 2013. Acoustic detection probability of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, with static acoustic dataloggers in Cardigan Bay, Wales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134: 2596-2609.
  45. Schick, R.S., L.F. New, L. Thomas, D.P. Costa, M.A. Hindell, C.R. McMahon, P.W. Robinson, S.E. Simmons, M. Thums, J. Harwood and J.S. Clark. 2013. Estimating resource acquisition and at-sea body condition of a marine predator. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1300-1315.
  46. Williams, R. , G. Vikingsson, A. Gislason, C. Lockyer, L. New, L. Thomas & P.S. Hammond. 2013. Decadal-scale changes in body condition and pregnancy rate of North Atlantic fin whales under varying environmental conditions. ICES Journal of Marine Science.
  47. Borkin, K.M., R.W. Summers and L. Thomas. 2012. Distribution, density and stand-type preferences of wood ant Formica spp.nest mounts in a Scots pinewood. European Journal of Entomology.109: 47-53.
  48. Jewell, R., L. Thomas, C.M. Harris, K. Kaschner, R. Wiff, P.S. Hammond, N.J. Quick. 2012. Global analysis of cetacean line-transect surveys: detecting trends in cetacean density. Marine Ecology Progress Series.453: 227-240.
  49. Kyhn L.A., J. Tougaard, L. Thomas, L.R. Duve, J. Steinback, M. Amundin, G. Desportes and J. Teilmann. 2012. From echolocation clicks to animal density - Acoustic sampling of harbour porpoises with static dataloggers. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131: 550-560.
  50. Langrock, R., R. King, J. Matthiopoulos, L. Thomas, D. Fortin and J.M. Morales. 2012. Flexible and practical modeling of animal telemetry data: hidden Markov models and extensions. Ecology 93: 2336-2342.
  51. Marques, T. A., Thomas, L., Martin, S. W., Mellinger, D. K., Jarvis, S., Morrissey, R. P., Ciminello, C., DiMarzio, N. 2012. Spatially explicit capture recapture methods to estimate minke whale abundance from data collected at bottom mounted hydrophones.  Journal of Ornithology 152 (Suppl 2): S445-S455.
  52. Mateos, M., G.M. Arroyo and L. Thomas. 2012 The development and use of a method to fill time gaps in migration counts: seabird conservation applications. The Condor 114: 513-522.
  53. McClintock, B.T., R. King, L. Thomas, J. Matthiopoulos, B.J. McConnell, J.M. Morales. 2012. A general modeling framework for animal movement and migration using multi-state random walks. Ecological Monographs 82:335-349.
  54. Potts, J.M., S.T. Buckland, L. Thomas and A. Savage. 2012. Estimating abundance of cryptic but trappable animals using trapping point transects: a case study for Key Largo woodrats. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 695-703.
  55. Ward, J.A., L. Thomas, S. Jarvis, N. DiMarzio, D. Moretti, T.A. Marques, C. Dunn, D. Claridge, E. Hartvig and P. Tyack. 2012. Passive acoustic density estimation of sperm whales in the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas. Marine Mammal Science 28: E444-E455.
  56. Durant, S., M. Craft, R. Hilborn, S. Bashir, J. Hando and L. Thomas. 2011. Long term trends in carnivore abundance using distance sampling in Serengeti national park, Tanzania. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 1490-1500.
  57. Küsel, E.T., D.K. Mellinger, L. Thomas, T.A. Marques, D.J. Moretti, and J. Ward. 2011. Cetacean population density from single fixed sensors using passive acoustics. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 129: 3610-3622.
  58. Lonergan, M., D. Thompson, L. Thomas and C. Duck. 2011. An approximate Bayesian method applied to estimating the trajectories of four British grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) populations from pup counts. Journal of Marine Biology, Article ID 597424. doi: 10.1155/2011/597424
  59. Marques, T.A., L. Thomas, L. Munger, S. Wiggins and J.A. Hildebrand. 2011. Estimating North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica) density using passive acoustic cue counting. Endangered Species Research 13: 163-172.
  60. Marques, T. A., Thomas, L., and J. A. Royle. 2011. A hierarchical model for spatial capture-recapture data: comment. Ecology 92: 526-528.
  61. McCarthy, E., D. Moretti, L. Thomas, N. DiMarzio, R. Morrissey, S. Jarvis, J. Ward, A. Izzi, A. Dilley. 2011. Changes in spatial and temporal distribution and vocal behavior of Blainville's beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) during multi-ship exercises with mid-frequency sonar. Marine Mammal Science 27(3): E206-E226.
  62. Mellinger, D.K., S.W. Martin, R.P. Morrissey, L. Thomas and J.J. Yosco.  2011. A method for detecting whistles, moans and other frequency contour sounds. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 129: 4055-4061.
  63. Ward, J., Jarvis, S., Moretti, D., Morrissey, R., DiMarzio, N., Thomas, L. and Marques, T.  2011. Beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) passive acoustic detection with increasing ambient noise. Journal of the Aocustical Society of America 129: 662-669.
  64. Buckland, S.T., A.J. Plumptre, L. Thomas and E.A. Rexstad. 2010. Line transect sampling of primates: Can animal-to-observer distance methods work? International Journal of Primatology 31: 485-499.
  65. Buckland, S.T., A.J. Plumptre, L. Thomas and E.A. Rexstad. 2010. Design and analysis of line transect surveys for primates. International Journal of Primatology 31: 833-847.
  66. Faustino, C.E.S., M.A. Silva, T.A. Marques and L. Thomas. 2010. Designing a shipboard line transect survey to estimate cetacean abundance off the Azores archipelago. Arquipélago. Life and Marine Sciences 27: 49-58.
  67. Moretti, D., T.A. Marques, L. Thomas, N. DiMarzio, A. Dilley, R. Morrissey, E. McCarthy, J. Ward and S. Jarvis. 2010. A dive counting density estimation method for Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) using a bottom-mounted hydrophone field as applied to a Mid-Frequency Active (MFA) sonar operation. Applied Acoustics 71: 1036-1042.
  68. Savage, A., L. Thomas, K.A. Leighty, L.H. Soto and Felix S. Medina. 2010. Novel survey method finds dramatic decline of wild cotton-top tamarin population. Nature communications 1:30. doi: 10.1038/ncomms1030.
  69. Thomas, L., S.T. Buckland, E.A. Rexstad, J.L. Laake, S. Strindberg, S.L. Hedley, J.R.B. Bishop, T.A. Marques and K.P. Burnham. 2010. Distance software: design and analysis of distance sampling surveys for estimating population size. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:5-14.
  70. Fewster, R.M., S.T. Buckland, K.P. Burnham, D.L. Borchers, P.E. Jupp, J.L. Laake and L. Thomas. 2009. Estimating the encounter rate variance in distance sampling. Biometrics 65: 225-236.
  71. Marques, T.A., L. Thomas, J. Ward, N. DiMarzio, P. L. Tyack. 2009. Estimating cetacean population density using fixed passive acoustic sensors: an example with beaked whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 125: 1982-1994.
  72. Newman, K.B., C. Fernández, S.T. Buckland and L. Thomas. 2009. Monte Carlo inference for state-space models of wild animal populations. Biometrics 65: 572-583.
  73. Williams, R. and L. Thomas. 2009. Cost-effective abundance estimation of rare marine animals: small-boat surveys for killer whales in British Columbia, Canada. Biological Conservation 142: 1542-1547.
  74. Patterson, T.A., L. Thomas, C. Wilcox, O. Ovaskainen and J. Matthiopoulos. 2008. State-space models of individual animal movement. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 87-94.
  75. Buckland, S.T., K.B. Newman, C. Fernández, L. Thomas and J. Harwood. 2007. Embedding population dynamics models in inference. Statistical Science 22: 44-58.
  76. Marques, T.A., L. Thomas, S.G. Fancy and S.T. Buckland. 2007. Improving estimates of bird density using multiple covariate distance sampling. The Auk 127: 1229-1243.
  77. Thomas, L., R. Williams and D. Sandilands. 2007. Designing line transect surveys for complex survey regions. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 9: 1-13.
  78. Williams, R. and L. Thomas. 2007. Distribution and abundance of marine mammals in the coastal waters of British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 9: 15-28.
  79. Harrison, P.J., S.T. Buckland, L. Thomas, R. Harris, P. Pomeroy and J. Harwood. 2006. Incorporating movement into models of grey seal population dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 634-645.
  80. Buckland, S.T., R.W. Summers, D.L. Borchers and L. Thomas. 2006. Point transect sampling with traps or lures. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 377-384.
  81. Newman, K.B., S.T. Buckland, S.T. Lindley, L. Thomas and C Fernández. 2006. Hidden process models for animal population dynamics. Ecological Applications 16: 74-86.
  82. Matthiopoulos, J., J. Harwood and L. Thomas. 2005. Metapopulation consequences of site fidelity for colonially breeding mammals and birds. Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 716-727.
  83. Thomas, L., S.T. Buckland, K.B. Newman and J. Harwood. 2005. A unified framework for modelling wildlife population dynamics. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics 47: 19-34.
  84. Buckland, S.T., K.B. Newman, L. Thomas and N.B. Koesters. 2004. State-space models for the dynamics of wild animal populations. Ecological modelling 171: 157-175.
  85. Anderson, D.R., K.P. Burnham, B.C. Lubow, L. Thomas, P.S. Corn, P.A. Medica, and R.W. Marlow. 2001. Field testing line transect estimation of desert tortoise abundance. Journal of Wildlife Management 65: 583-597.
    • [article on JSTOR (html and pdf)]
  86. Thomas, L. 1997. Retrospective power analysis. Conservation Biology 11: 276-280.
  87. Thomas, L. and J. Proctor. 1997. Invertebrates in the litter and soil on the ultramafic Mount Giting-Giting, Republic of the Philippines. Journal of Tropical Ecology 13: 125-131.
    • [article on JSTOR (html and pdf)]
  88. Thomas, L. 1996. Monitoring long-term population change: why are there so many analysis methods? Ecology 77: 49-58.
  89. Thomas, L. and F. Juanes. 1996. The importance of statistical power analysis: an example from Animal Behaviour. Animal Behaviour 52: 856-859.
  90. Thomas, L. and K. Martin. 1996. The importance of analysis method for Breeding Bird Survey population trend estimates. Conservation Biology 10: 479-490.
  91. Hannon, S., K. Martin, L. Thomas and J. Scheik. 1993. Investigator disturbance and clutch predation in Willow Ptarmigan: methods for evaluating impact. Journal of Field Ornithology 64: 575-586.

Other publications

  1. Aguilar de Soto, N., K. Gkikopoulou, S. Hooker, S. Isojunno, M. Johnson, P. Miller, P. Tyack, P. Wensveen, C. Donovan, C.M. Harris, D. Harris, L. Marshall, C. Oedekoven, R. Prieto and L. Thomas. 2016. From physiology to policy: a review of pysiological noise effects on marine fauna with implications for mitigation. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 27, 040008.
  2. Buckland, S.T., E. Rexstad, L. Thomas and D.L. Borchers. 2016. Distance Sampling Surveys of Population Size: Enabling Better Decision-Making by Wildlife Managers. In Aston, P. Mulholland, T. and Tant, K. (Eds) UK Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25454-8.
  3. Harris, C.M., L. Thomas, D. Sadykova, S.L. DeRuiter, P.L. Tyack, B.L. Southall, A.J. Read and P.J.O. Miller. 2016. The challenges of analyzing behavioural response study data: An overview of the MOCHA (Multi-study OCean acoustics Human effects Analysis) project. Pages 399-407 in Popper, A.N. and A. Hawkins. (Eds), The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 875. ISBN 978-1-4939-2981-8.
  4. Harwood, J.S., S. King, C. Donovan, L. Thomas, R. Schick, C. Booth, D. Costa, E. Fleishman, S. Kraus, D. Lusseau, L. New, and L. Schwarz. 2016. Understanding the population- level consequences of acoustic disturbance (PCAD) for marine mammals. Pages 417-423 in Popper, A.N. and A. Hawkins. (Eds), The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 875. ISBN 978-1-4939-2981-8.
  5. Schick, R.S., S.D. Kraus, R. Rolland, A. Knowlton, P. Hamilton, H. Pettis, L. Thomas, J. Harwood, and J.S. Clark. 2016. Effects of Model Formulation on Estimates of Health in Individual Right Whales (Eubalaena glacialis). Pages 977-985 in Popper, A.N. and A. Hawkins. (Eds), The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 875. ISBN 978-1-4939-2981-8.
  6. Thomas, L. and T.A. Marques. 2012. Passive acoustic monitoring for estimating animal density. Acoustics Today 8(3): 35-44.
  7. Thomas, L., S.T. Buckland, K.P. Burnham, D.R. Anderson, J.L. Laake, D.L. Borchers and S. Strindberg. 2012. Distance sampling. Pp 687-697 in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics Second Edition, A.-H. El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch (Eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK.
  8. Marques, T.A., S.T. Buckland, D.L. Borchers, E. Rexstad and L. Thomas. 2011. Conventional distance sampling.(version 1). StatProb: The Encyclopedia Sponsored by Statistics and Probability Societies.
  9. Marques, T.A., S.T. Buckland, D.L. Borchers, E. Rexstad and L. Thomas. 2011. Distance sampling. Pp 398-400 in Lovric, M. (Ed), International Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  10. Norris, T, S. Martin, L. Thomas, T. Yack, J.N. Oswald, E.-M. Nosal and V. Janik. 2010. Acoustic ecologic and behavior of minke whales in the Hawaiian and Marianas islands: localization, abundance estimation, and characterization of minke whale "boings". Pp 149-153 in Popper, A.N. and A. Hawkins. (Eds), The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 730. Springer.
  11. Pavan, G., A. Olivier and L. Thomas. 2010. Guest Editorial: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Detection, Classifcation and Localization of Marine Mammals using Passive Acoustics and 1st International Workshop on Density Estimation of Marine Mammals Using Passive Acoustics, University of Pavia, Collegio Cairoli, Italy, September 2009, 10–13. Applied Acoustics 71 (2010) 991–993.
  12. Thomas, L. 2009. Grey seals red in tooth and claw: how Darwin helps model their population. Significance 6(3):108-112
  13. Baillie, S.R., S.P. Brooks, R. King and L. Thomas. 2008. Using a state-space model of the UK Song Thrush Turdus philomelos population to diagnose the causes of a population decline. Pp 543-564 in Thomson, D.L., E.G. Cooch and M.J. Conroy (Eds.) Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations. Environmental and Ecological Statistics Vol 3. Springer. ISBN: 978-0-387-78150-1.
  14. Giminez, O., S. Bonner, R. King, R.A. Parker, S. Brooks, L.E. Jamieson, V. Grosbois, B.J.T. Morgan and L. Thomas. 2008. WinBUGS for population ecologists: Bayesian modeling using Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. Pp 885-918 in Thomson, D.L., E.G. Cooch and M.J. Conroy (Eds.) Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations. Environmental and Ecological Statistics Vol 3. Springer. ISBN: 978-0-387-78150-1.
  15. Nichols, J.D., L. Thomas and P.B. Conn. 2008. Inferences about landbird abundance from count data: recent advances and future directions. Pp 203-238 in Thomson, D.L., E.G. Cooch and M.J. Conroy (Eds.) Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations. Environmental and Ecological Statistics Vol 3. Springer. ISBN: 978-0-387-78150-1.
  16. Buckland, S.T., K.B. Newman, C. Fernández, L. Thomas and J. Harwood. 2006. Defining matrix population models and fitting them to data. Actos do XIII Congresso Annual da SPE, pp.15-27.
  17. Thomas, L., K.P. Burnham & S.T Buckland. 2004. Temporal inferences from distance sampling surveys. Chapter 5 in Buckland, S.T., D.R. Anderson, K.P. Burnham, J.L. Laake, D.L. Borchers & L. Thomas (Eds.), Advanced Distance Sampling. Oxford University Press.
  18. Strindberg, S., S.T Buckland & L. Thomas. 2004. Design of distance sampling surveys and Geographic Information Systems. Chapter 7 in Buckland, S.T., D.R. Anderson, K.P. Burnham, J.L. Laake, D.L. Borchers & L. Thomas (Eds.), Advanced Distance Sampling. Oxford University Press.
    • See above for book links.
  19. Thomas, L., G. Geupel, N. Nur & G. Ballard. 2004. Optimizing the allocation of count days in a migration monitoring program. Pp. 97-111 in Ralph, C.J. & E.H. Dunn (Eds.), Monitoring Bird Populations Using Mist Nets, Studies in Avian Biology 29, Cooper Ornithological Society.
  20. Thomas, L., S.T. Buckland, K.P. Burnham, D.R. Anderson, J.L. Laake, D.L. Borchers & S. Strindberg. 2002. Distance sampling. Pp 544-552 in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. A.H. El-Shaarawi & W. W. Piegorsch. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
  21. Thomas, L. and K.U. Karanth. 2002. Statistical concepts: Estimating absolute densities of prey species using line transect sampling. Pp 87-110 in Monitoring Tigers and Their Prey. K.U. Karanth & J.D. Nichols, editors. Centre for Wildlife Studies, India.
  22. Karanth, K.U., L. Thomas & N.S. Kumar. 2002. Field surveys: estimating absolute densities of prey species using line transect sampling. Pp 111-120 in Monitoring Tigers and Their Prey. K.U. Karanth & J.D. Nichols, editors. Centre for Wildlife Studies, India.
  23. Buckland, S.T., L. Thomas, F.F.C. Marques, S. Strindberg, S.L. Hedley, J.H. Pollard, D.L. Borchers & M.L. Burt. 2002. Distance sampling: recent advances and future directions. P79-97 in Quantitative Methods for Current Environmental Issues. V. Barnett, A. El.Shaarawi, C. Anderson and P. Chatwin, editors. Springer-Verlag.
  24. Steidl, R.J. & L. Thomas. 2001. Power analysis and experimental design. Pp 14-36 in Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments, 2nd edition. S. Scheiner and J. Gurevitch, editors. Oxford University Press.
  25. Thomas, L. 1999. Distance 3.5. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 80(2): 114-115.
  26. Thomas, L. & C. Krebs. 1997. A review of power analysis software. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 78(2): 128-139.

Unpublished and technical reports

  1. Booth, C.G., C.S. Oedekoven, D. Gillespie, J. Macaulay, R. Plunkett, R. Joy, D. Harris, J. Wood, T.A. Marques, L. Marshall, U.K. Verfuss, P. Tyack, M. Johnson and L. Thomas. Assessing the viability of density estimation for cetaceans from passive acoustic fixed sensors throughout the life cycle of an offshore E&P field development. Report number SMRUC-OGP-2017-001. Dated 4 July 2017.
  2. Verfuss, U.K., D. Gillespie, J. Gordon, T.A. Marques, B. Miller, R. Plunkett, J. Theriault, D. Tollit, D.P. Zitterbart, P. Hubert and L. Thomas. Low visibility real-time monitoring techniques review. Report number SMRUC-OGP2015-002. Dated 9 May 2017.
  3. Tollit, D., J. Harwood, C. Booth, L. Thomas, L. New and J. Wood. 2016. Cook Inlet Beluga Whale PCoD Expert Elicitation Workshop Report. Report number SMRUC-NA-NOAA0915. Dated 29 September 2016.
  4. Oswald, J.N., C.S. Oedekoven, T.M. Yack, C.G.M. Paxton, V. Popov, L. Thomas, R. Walker, E. Ferguson, and T. Norris. 2016. Increasing Sample Size for Examining Changes in Vocal Behavior in Relation to Navy Sonar Activity: Final Report. Submitted to HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc. Norfolk, Virginia, under contract no. CON-005-4394-009. Prepared by Bio-Waves, Inc., Encinitas, California and Center for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
  5. Paxton, C.G.M., L. Scott-Hayward, M. Mackenzie, E. Rexstad and L. Thomas. 2016. Revised Phase III Data Analysis of Joint Cetacean Protocol Data Resources with Advisory Note, Joint Nature Conservation Committee Report 517, ISSN 0963-8091.
  6. Russell, D.J.F., N. Hanson and L. Thomas. 2016. Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Estimating the European Grey Seal population. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 16/09.
  7. Thomas, L. 2016. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2015. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 16/02.
  8. Verfuss, U.K., D. Gillespie, J. Gordon, T. Marques, B. Miller, R. Plunkett, J. Theriault, D. Tollit, D.P. Zitterbart, P. Hubert and L. Thomas. 2016. Low visibility real-time monitoring techniques review. Report number SMRUM-OGP2015-002. Provided to IOGP, June 2016.
    • [full text at JIP web site (pdf) If this link does not work, browse to JIP's web site and search under Library, Project Reports.]
  9. Charif, R.A., C.S. Oedekoven, A. Rahaman, B.J. Estabrook, L. Thomas, and A.N. Rice. 2015. Development of Statistical Methods for Assessing Changes in Whale Vocal Behavior In Response To Mid-Frequency Active Sonar. Final Report. Prepared for U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Submitted to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, under Contract No. N62470-10-3011, Task Order 39, issued to HDR Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia. 20 March 2015.
  10. Harris, C.M. and L. Thomas. 2015. Status and future of research on the behavioral responses of marine mammals to U.S. Navy sonar. CREEM Technical Report 2015-3, University of St Andrews
    • [full text (pdf) at University research repository]
  11. Marques, T.A. and L. Thomas. 2015. A description of LATTE outputs. CREEM Technical Report 2015-2, University of St Andrews
    • [full text (pdf) at University research repository]
  12. Oswald, J.N., C.S. Oedekoven, T.M. Yack, R. Langrock, L. Thomas, E. Ferguson, and T. Norris. 2015. Development of Statistical Methods for Examining Relationships Between Odontocete Vocal Behavior and Navy Sonar Signals. Final Report. Prepared for U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Submitted to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, under Contract No. N62470-10-3011, Task Order 39, issued to HDR Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia. 30 March 2015.
  13. Thomas, L. 2015. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2014. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 15/2.
  14. Thomas, L. and Luís Matias. 2015. Cheap DECAF: Density Estimation for Cetaceans from Acoustic Fixed sensors using separate, non-linked devices. Final report on U.S. Office of Naval Research Project, Award Number N00014-11-1-0615.
  15. Thomas, L. 2014. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2013, using established and draft revised priors. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 14/2.
  16. Thomas, L. 2013. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2012, using established and draft revised priors. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 13/2.
  17. Thomas, L. 2012. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2011, using revised priors on demographic parameteres. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 12/1.
  18. Thomas, L., R. Langrock, E. Rexstad and D.L. Borchers. 2012. Lookout effectiveness anlaysis development: final contract report. Submitted to HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc. Norfolk, Virginia, under Task Order 002-0000105055. Dated 13th September 2012.
  19. Paxton, C.G.M., M. Mackenzie, M.L. Burth, E. Rexstad and L. Thomas. 2011. Phase II Data Analysis of Joint Cetacean Protocol Data. Report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee. JNCC Contract No. C09-0207-0216. Dated August 2011
  20. Thomas, L. 2011. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2010. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 11/2.
  21. Thomas, L., M.O. Hammill and W.D. Bowen. 2011. Estimated size of the Northwest Atlantic grey seal population 1977-2007. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2007/082.
  22. Thomas, L., M.O. Hammill and W.D. Bowen. 2011. Assessment of Population Consequences of Harvest Strategies for the Northwest Atlantic grey seal population. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2011/007.
  23. Thomas, L., T. Marques, D. Borchers, C. Stephenson, D. Moretti, R. Morrissey, N. DiMarzio, J. Ward, D. Mellinger, S. Martin and P. Tyack. 2011. DECAF - Density Estimation for Cetaceans from passive Acoustic Fixed sensors. Final Programmatic Report to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Dated 26th May 2011.
  24. Marques, T.A., J. Ward, S. Jarvis, D. Moretti, R. Morrissey, N. DiMarzio and L. Thomas. 2010. Density estimation implications of increasing ambient noise on beaked whale click detection and classification. CREEM Technical report 2010-1.
  25. Paxton, C.G.M. and L. Thomas. 2010. Phase one Data Analysis of Joint Cetacean Protocol Data. Report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee. JNCC Contract No. C09-0207-0216. Dated March 2010.
  26. Thomas, L. 2010. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2009. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 10/2. Updated 16 March 2011.
  27. Thomas, L., T. Marques, D. Borchers, C. Stephenson, D. Moretti, R. Morrissey, N. DiMarzio, J. Ward, D. Mellinger, S. Martin and P. Tyack. 2010. DECAF - Density Estimation for Cetaceans from passive Acoustic Fixed sensors. Annual Report to National Oceanographic Partnership Program for period 1 Oct 2009 - 30 Sept 2010.
  28. Jewell, R., G. Hastie, L. Thomas, N. Quick and P. Hammond. 2009. Cetacean stock assessment in relation to Exploration and Production Industry sound. Task 4 deliverable: Relating cetacean stock trends to E and P sound production within the Areas of Relevance. Final report to the Joint Industry Program of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers on contract JIP22 06-10. SMRU Ltd report dated 26th June 2009.
  29. Quick, N., K. Kaschner, R. Wiff and L. Thomas. 2009. Cetacean stock assessment in relation to Exploration and Production Industry sound. Task 2 deliverable: Detecting trends in global cetacean stocks within Areas of Relevance. Final report to the Joint Industry Program of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers on contract JIP22 06-10. SMRU Ltd report dated 26th June 2009.
  30. Cabrelli, A., J. Harwood, J. Matthiopoulos, L. New and L. Thomas. 2009. A critical review of the literature on population modelling. Final report to the Joint Industry Program of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers on contract JIP22 07-20. July 2009. CREEM Technical Report 2009-2.
  31. Thomas, L. 2009. Potential use of Joint Cetacean Protocol data for determining changes in species' range and abundance: exploratory analysis of southern Irish Sea data. Report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee, JNCC Contract No: F90-01-1208. Dated June 2008; revised January 2009.
  32. Thomas, L. and J. Harwood. 2009. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2008. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 09/2.
  33. Thomas, L., T. Marques, D. Borchers, C. Stephenson, D. Moretti, R. Morrissey, N. DiMarzio, J. Ward, D. Mellinger, S. Martin and P. Tyack. 2009. DECAF - Density Estimation for Cetaceans from passive Acoustic Fixed sensors. Annual Report to National Oceanographic Partnership Program for period 1 Oct 2008 - 30 Sept 2009.
  34. Thomas, L. 2008. Potential use of Joint Cetacean Protocol data for determining changes in species' range and abundance: exploratory analysis of southern Irish Sea data. Report to Joint Nature Conservation Committee, National Parks and Wildlife Service, and Countryside Council for Wales. JNCC Contract No. F90-01-1208. Dated June 2008, revised January 2009.
  35. Thomas, L. and J. Harwood. 2008. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2007. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 08/3.
  36. Thomas, L., T. Marques, D. Borchers, C. Stephenson, D. Moretti, R. Morrissey, N. DiMarzio, J. Ward, D. Mellinger, S. Martin and P. Tyack. 2008. DECAF - Density Estimation for Cetaceans from passive Acoustic Fixed sensors. Annual Report to National Oceanographic Partnership Program for period 1 Oct 2007 - 30 Sept 2008.
  37. Thomas, L., M.O. Hammill and W.D. Bowen. 2007. Estimated size of the Northwest Atlantic grey seal population 1977-2007. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2007/082.
  38. Thomas, L. and J. Harwood. 2007. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2006. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 07/3.
  39. Thomas, L., T. Marques, D. Borchers, C. Stephenson, D. Moretti, R. Morrissey, N. DiMarzio, J. Ward, D. Mellinger, S. Martin and P. Tyack. 2007. DECAF - Density Estimation for Cetaceans from passive Acoustic Fixed sensors. Annual Report to National Oceanographic Partnership Program for period 1 Oct 2006 - 30 Sept 2007.
  40. Lynam, C. R. King, L. Thomas, S.T. Buckland. 2007. Incorporating Model Uncertainty into the Sequential Importance Sampling Framework using a Model Averaging Approach, or Trans-Dimensional Sequential Importance Sampling. CREEM Technical Report 2007-6.
  41. Northridge, S., A.R. Kingston, L. Thomas and A Mackay. Report to the European Commission on the Implementation of Regulation 812/2004 by the United Kingdom for the Year 2006. Report to DEFRA, June 2007.
  42. Matthiopoulos, J., L. Thomas, B. McConnell, C.D. Duck, D. Thompson, P. Pomeroy, J. Harwood, E.J. Milner-Gulland, N. Wolf and M. Mangel. 2006. Putting long-term, population monitoring data to good use: the causes of density dependence in UK grey seals. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 06/8.
  43. Thomas, L. and J. Harwood. 2006. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2005, and related research. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 06/3.
  44. Thomas, L. and J. Harwood. 2005. Estimating the size of the UK grey seal population between 1984 and 2004: model selection, survey effort and sensitivity to priors. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 05/3.
  45. Thomas, L., T. van Lamsweerde and J. Harwood. 2004. The nature of density dependence in British grey seal populations. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing Paper 04/4.
  46. Thomas, L. and J. Harwood. 2004. A comparison of grey seal population models incorporating density dependent pup survival and fecundity. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing paper 04/6.
  47. Thomas, L. and J. Harwood. 2004. Possible impacts on the Brisith grey seal population of deliberate killing related to salmon farming. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing paper 04/7.
  48. Matthiopoulos, J. J. Harwood and L. Thomas. 2003. Modelling the short-term movements of grey seals between breeding colonies and their long-term population consequences. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing paper 03/12.
  49. Thomas, L. and J. Harwood. 2003. Estimating grey seal population size using a Bayesian state-space model. NERC Special Committee on Seals Briefing paper 03/3.
  50. Northridge, S. and L. Thomas 2003. Monitoring levels required in European Fisheries to assess cetacean bycatch, with particular reference to UK fisheries. Report to DEFRA.
  51. D.L. Borchers and L. Thomas. 2003. Incorporating dual-observer methods into software Distance: preliminary work. DFO project 41207-110-178-4802-90618.
  52. Thomas, L., R. Beyers, J. Hart and S.T. Buckland. 2001. Recommendations for a survey design for the Central African forest region. Monitoring Illegal Killing of Elephants Central African Pilot Project, Technical Report 1.
  53. Beyers, R., L. Thomas, J. Hart and S.T. Buckland. 2001. Recommendations for ground-based survey methods for elephants in the Central African forest region. Monitoring Illegal Killing of Elephants Central African Pilot Project, Technical Report 2.
  54. Thomas, L. 2001. Consultancy Report. WCS-India Ungulate Density Project.
  55. Thomas, L. 2001. Development of statistical procedures and software for long-term monitoring of birds in National Parks. U.S. National Parks Service P2370000005.
  56. Thomas, L. 1997. Evaluation of statistical methods for estimating long term population change from extensive wildlife surveys. PhD Thesis, University of British Columbia.