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We signed a contract with Chapman & Hall to write a book about spatial, and spatial-temporal models for medical, public health and epidemiological data analysis using R-INLA. Expected publication date: mid 2019.


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A protocol for conducting and presenting results of regression-type analyses. Zuur A.F. and Ieno E.N. (2016). Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12577


Besides books we also write the occasional paper and we are co-author on a large number of papers.

  1. Zuur AF, Ieno EN (2016). A protocol for conducting and presenting results of regression-type analyses. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12577
  2. Fukuda Y, Manolis C, Saalfeld K, Zuur AF (2015). Dead or Alive? Factors Affecting the Survival of Victims during Attacks by Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in Australia. PLoS ONE 10:E0126778
  3. Wright BR, Zuur AF (2014). Seedbank dynamics after masting in mulga (Acacia aptaneura): Implications for post-fire regeneration. Journal of Arid Environments 107: 10-17
  4. van Walraven L, Langenberg VT, Dapper R, Witte JIJ, Zuur AF, van der Veer HW (2014). Long-term patterns in 50 years of scyphomedusae catches in the western Dutch Wadden Sea in relation to climate change and eutrophication. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 151-167
  5. Wright BR, Zuur AF, Chan GCK (2014). Proximate causes and possible adaptive functions of mast seeding and barren flower shows in spinifex grasses (Triodia) in arid regions of Australia. The Rangeland Journal 36: 297-308
  6. Shadish WR, Zuur AF, Sullivan KJ (2013). Using generalized additive (mixed) models to analyze single case designs. Journal of School Psychology
  7. Philippart CJM, Salama MS, Kromkamp JC, van der Woerd HJ, Zuur AF, Cadée GH (2012). Four decades of variability in turbidity in the western Wadden Sea as derived from corrected Secchi disk readings. Journal of Sea Research 82: 67-79
  8. Baylis AMM, Zuur AF, Brickle P, Pistorius PA (2012). Climate as a driver of population variability in breeding Gentoo Penguins Pygoscelis papua at the Falkland Islands. Ibis 154: 30-41.
  9. Quirke T, O’Riordan RM, Zuur AF (2012). Factors influencing the prevalence of stereotypical behaviour in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus). Applied Animal Behaviour 142: 189-197
  10. Smith, JM, Pierce GJ, Zuur AF, Martins H, Porteiro F, Rocha,F. (2011). Patterns of investment in reproductive and somatic tissues in the squid Loligo forbesii and Loligo vulgaris in Iberian and Azorean waters. Hydrobiologia 670: 201-221.
  11. Mayor DJ, Thornton B, Zuur AF (2012). Resource quantity affects benthic microbial community structure and growth efficiency in a temperate intertidal mudflat. PloS one. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038582
  12. Reed JM, Elphick CS, Ieno EN, Zuur AF (2011). Long-term population trends of endangered Hawaiian waterbirds. Population Ecology 54: 437-481.
  13. Philippart CJM, van Iperen JM, Cadée GC, Zuur AF. (2010). Long-term Field Observations on Seasonality in Chlorophyll-a Concentrations in a Shallow Coastal Marine Ecosystem, the Wadden Sea. Estuaries and Coasts. 33: 286-294.
  14. Priede IG, Godbold JA, Niedzielski T, Collins MA, Bailey DM, Gordon JDM, Zuur AF. (2010). A review of the spatial extent of fishery effects and species vulnerability of the deep-sea demersal fish assemblage of the Porcupine Seabight, Northeast Atlantic Ocean (ICES Subarea VII). ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsq045
  15. Mayor DJ, Zuur AF, Solan M, Paton GI, Killham K (2010). Factors affecting benthic impacts at Scottish fish farms. Environmental Science and Technology. 44: 2079-2084.
  16. Craig J, Jamieson A, Hutson R, Zuur, AF, Priede IG. (2010). Factors influencing the abundance of deep pelagic bioluminescent zooplankton in the Mediterranean Sea. Deep sea research. Part I. Oceanographic Research Papers. 57: 1474-1484.
  17. van der Veer HW, Freitas V, Koot J, Witte JIJ, Zuur AF (2010). Food limitation in epibenthic species in temperate intertidal systems in summer: analysis of 0-group plaice Pleuronectes platessa. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 416: 215-227.
  18. Zuur AF, Ieno EN, Elphick CS. (2010). A protocol for data exploration to avoiding common statistical problems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 1: 3-14.
  19. Dransfeld L, Dwane O, Zuur AF. (2009). Distribution patterns of ichthyoplankton communities in different ecosystems of the Northeast Atlantic. Fisheries Oceanography. 18: 470-475.
  20. Philippart CJ, van Iperen JM, Cadee GC, Zuur AF. (2009). Long-term Field Observations on Seasonality in Chlorophyll-a Concentrations in a Shallow Coastal Marine Ecosystem, the Wadden Sea. Estuaries and Coasts. 33: 286-294.
  21. Bailey DM, Collins MA, Gordon JDM, Zuur AF, Priede IG. (2009) Long-term changes in deep-water fish populations in the North East Atlantic: a deeper-reaching effect of fisheries?  Proceedings of the Royal Society: B. 275: 1965-1969.
  22. Cronin MA, Zuur AF, Rogan E, McConnell BJ. (2009). Using mobile phone telemetry to investigate the haul-out behaviour of harbour seals Phoca vitulina. Endangered Species Research10: 255-267.
  23. Penston MJ, Millar CP, Zuur AF, Davies IM. (2008). Spatial and temporal distribution of Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer) larvae in a sea loch containing Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar , farms on the north-west coast of Scotland. Journal of Fish Diseases. 31: 361-371.
  24. Pierce GJ, Santos MB, Murphy S, Learmonth JA, Zuur AF, Rogan E, Bustamante P, Caurant F, Lahaye V, Ridoux V, Zegers BN, Mets A, Addink M, Smeenk C, Jauniaux T, Law RJ, Dabin W, Lopez A, Farre JMA, Gonzalez AF, Guerra A, Garcia-Hartmann M, Reid RJ, Moffat CF, Lockyer C, Boon JP. (2008). Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in female common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from western European seas: Geographical trends, causal factors and effects on reproduction and mortality. Environmental pollution. 153: 401-415.
  25. Valavanis VD, Pierce GJ, Zuur AF, Palialexis A, Saveliev A, Katara I, Wang J. (2008) Modelling of essential fish habitat based on remote sensing, spatial analysis and GIS.  Hydrobiologia. 612: 5-20.
  26. Priede IG, Jamieson A, Heger A, Craig J, Zuur AF. (2008). The potential influence of bioluminescence from marine animals on a deep sea underwater neutrino telescope array in the Mediterranean Sea Deep-Sea Research. Deep-Sea Research Part I55: 1474-1483.
  27. Pierce GJ, Valavanis VD, Guerra A, Jereb P, Orsi-Relini L, Bellido JM, Katara I, Piatkowski U, Pereira J, Balguerias E, Sobrino I, Lefkaditou E, Wang J, Santurtun M, Boyle PR, Hastie LC, MacLeod CD, Smith JM, Viana M, Gonzalez AF, Zuur AF. (2008). A review of cephalopod–environment interactions in European Seas.  Hydrobiologia. 612: 49-70.
  28. Pierce GJ, Santos MB, Smeenk C, Saveliev A, Zuur AF. (2007). Historical trends in the incidence of strandings of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) on North Sea coasts: An association with positive temperature anomalies. Fisheries Research. 87: 219-228.
  29. Mayor DJ, Matthews C, Cook K, Zuur AF, Hay S. (2007). CO2-induced acidification affects hatching success in Calanus finmarchicusMarine Ecology Progress Series. 350: 91-97.
  30. Lahaye V, Bustamante P, Law RJ, Learmonth JA, Santos MB, Boon JP, Rogan E, Dabin W, Addink MJ, López A, Zuur AF,  Pierce GJ, Caurant F. (2007). Biological and ecological factors related to trace element levels in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from European waters. Marine Environmental Research, 64: 247-266.
  31. Mendes S, Newton J, Reid R, Zuur AF, Pierce GJ. (2007). Teeth reveal sperm whale ontogenetic movements and trophic ecology through the profiling of stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen. Oecologia. 151: 605-615.
  32. Gillibrand EJV, Jamieson AJ, Bagley PM, Zuur AF, Priede IG. (2007). Seasonal development of a deep pelagic bioluminescent layer in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 341: 37-44.
  33. Laine AO, Andersin AB, Leiniö S, Zuur AF. (2007). Stratification induced hypoxia as a structuring factor of macrozoobenthos in the open Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). Journal of Sea Research. 57: 65-77.
  34. Borges L, Zuur AF, Rogan E, Officer R. (2006). Modelling discards from demersal fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 63: 1086-1095.
  35. Brown A, Bournhill A, Watson J, Wall T, Ellis T, Zuur AF, Ieno EN. (2007). Commercial conditions: Integration of physiological, behavioural and physical approaches. Comparative  biochemistry and physiology a-molecular & integrative physiology. 146: S80-S81.
  36. Chen CS, Pierce GJ, Wang J, Robin JP, Poulard JC, Pereira J, Zuur AF, Boyle PR, Bailey N, Beare DJ, Jereb P, Ragonese S, Mannini A, Orsi-Relini L (2006). The apparent disappearance of Loligo forbesi from the south of its range in the 1990s: trends in Loligo spp. abundance in the northeast Atlantic and possible environmental influences. Fisheries Research. 78: 44-54.
  37. Neat FC, Wright PJ, Zuur AF, Gibb IM, Gibb FM, Tulett D, Righton DA, Turner RJ. (2006). Residency and depth movements of a coastal group of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L). Marine Biology. 148: 643-654.
  38. MacLeod CD, Zuur AF. (2005). Habitat utilization by Blainville's beaked whales off Great Abaco, northern Bahamas, in relation to seabed topography. Marine Biology. 147: 1-11.
  39. Sacau, M, Pierce GJ, Wang J, Arkhipkin AI, Portela J, Brickle P, Santos MB, Zuur AF, Cardoso X. (2005). The spatio-temporal pattern of Argentine shortfin squid Illex argentinus abundance in the southwest Atlantic. Aquatic Living Resources. 18: 361-372.
  40. Weijerman M, Lindeboom H, Zuur AF. (2005). Regime shifts in marine ecosystems in the North Sea and Wadden Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 298: 21-39.
  41. Pierce GJ, Zuur AF, Smith JM, Santos MB, Bailey N, Chen CS, Boyle PR. (2005). Interannual variation in life-cycle characteristics of the veined squid (Loligo forbesi) in Scottish (UK) waters. Aquatic Living Resources. 18: 327-340.
  42. Smith JM, Pierce GJ, Zuur AF, Boyle PR. (2005). Seasonal patterns of investment in reproductive and somatic tissues in the squid Loligo forbesi. Aquatic Living Resources. 18: 341-351.
  43. Borges L, Zuur AF, Rogan E, Officer R. (2005). Choosing the best sampling unit and auxiliary variable for discard estimations. Fisheries Research. 75: 29-39.
  44. Zuur AF, Pierce GJ. (2004). Common trends in Northeast Atlantic Squid time series. Journal of Sea Research. 52: 57-72.
  45. Borges L, Zuur AF, Rogan E, Officer R. (2004). Optimum sampling levels in discard sampling programs. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. 61: 1918-1928.
  46. Zuur AF, Fryer RJ, Jolliffe IT, Dekker R, Beukema JJ. (2003). Estimating common trends in multivariate time series using dynamic factor analysis. Environmetrics. 14: 665-685.
  47. Fryer J, Zuur AF, Graham N. (2003). Using mixed models to combine smooth size-selection and catch-comparison curves over hauls. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. 60: 448-459.  
  48. O'Neill FG, McKaya SJ, Ward JN, Strickland A, Kynoch RJ, Zuur AF. (2003). An investigation of the relationship between sea state induced vessel motion and cod-end selection. Fisheries Research. 60: 107-130.
  49. Zuur AF, Tuck ID, Bailey N. (2003). Dynamic factor analysis to estimate common trends in fisheries time series. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 60: 542-552.
  50. Brinkman AG, Philippart CJM, Zuur AF. (1995). Model methods of mesocosm experimental methods. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 49: 771-784.
  51. van Geer FC, Zuur AF. (1997). An extension of Box-Jenkins transfer/noise models for spatial interpolation of groundwater head series. Journal of Hydrology. 192: 65-80.