Using spatio-temporal models to improve information about habitat and population status in data-limited areas. Eric Ward has been working on a number of projects applying space-time models to habitat data collected at different spatial scales (including ongoing projects with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife). He has also been working on applying these models to populations of Puget Sound Chinook, evaluating hypotheses about population synchrony (in collaboration with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife). An example of this work is below, and other manuscripts are currently in review.
Ward, E.J., G.R. Pess, K. Anlauf-Dunn, and C.E. Jordan. 2012. Applying time series models with spatial correlation to identify the scale of variation in habitat metrics related to threatened coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the Pacific Northwest. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 69(11): 1773-1782 doi:10.1139/f2012-096.