Works at – Professor in Ecological Statistics at University of New South Wales
Teaches – Model-based multivariate analysis of abundance data using R (MBMV)
David is an ecological statistician who advances methodology for data analysis in ecology to improve the ability of ecologists to answer important research questions with a focus on developing and translating modern statistical approaches to important ecological problems.
His cross-disciplinary research involves evaluating the methods for data analysis currently used in ecology, and where necessary, developing new methodologies to assist ecologists answer key research questions. This has led to contributions to current practice in ecology in multivariate analysis, allometric line-fitting and the analysis of presence-only data.