UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Jennifer Brown

Mathematics and Statistics

Fields of Research

  • Animal population assessment
  • Ecological statistics
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Experimental design
  • Sampling theory
  • Earthquake research
  • Water
  • Health

Researcher Summary

I am an applied statistician with expertise in survey design, environmental monitoring, and analysis and detection of changes in populations over time.  My interest is in using statistics to help address the environmental question.

I am currently involved in research programmes on:
• Detection and monitoring of invasive species (plant weed and pest species),
• Detection and monitoring of rare and endangered species,
• Development of adaptive sampling designs,
• Integration of GIS in environmental science, and
• Analysis and detection of trends in environmental-indicators.

I am happy to provide advice on designing long term monitoring programmes. Please contact me by email.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Journal Article
  • Robertson B., McDonald T., Price C. and Brown J. (2017) A modification of Balanced Acceptance Sampling. Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2016) A New Synthetic Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Chart for Monitoring Process Dispersion. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 32(1): 241-256. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1745.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2016) New Synthetic EWMA and Synthetic CUSUM Control Charts for Monitoring the Process Mean. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 32(1): 269-290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1747.
  • Haq A., Brown J., Moltchanova E. and Al-Omari AI. (2016) Best linear unbiased and invariant estimation in location-scale families based on double-ranked set sampling. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods 45(1): 25-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610926.2013.818696.
  • Schluter PJ., Ahuriri-Driscoll A., Anderson TJ., Beere P., Brown J., Dalrymple-Alford J., David T., Davidson A., Gillon DA. and Hirdes J. (2016) Comprehensive clinical assessment of home-based older persons within New Zealand: an epidemiological profile of a national cross-section. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 40(4): 349-355. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12525.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2015) A New Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Chart for Monitoring Process Dispersion. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 31(8): 1337-1357. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1666.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2015) A New Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Chart for Monitoring the Process Mean. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 31(8): 1623-1640. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1696.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2015) A New Maximum Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Chart for Monitoring Process Mean and Dispersion. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 31(8): 1587-1610. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1694.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2015) An Improved Maximum Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Chart for Monitoring Process Mean and Variability. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 31(2): 265-290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1586.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2015) New Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Charts for Monitoring Process Mean and Process Dispersion. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 31(5): 877-901. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1646.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2015) New Synthetic Control Charts for Monitoring Process Mean and Process Dispersion. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 31(8): 1305-1325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1712.
  • Haq A., Brown J., Moltchanova E. and Al-Omari AI. (2015) Effect of measurement error on exponentially weighted moving average control charts under ranked set sampling schemes. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 85(6): 1224-1246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00949655.2013.873040.
  • Haq A., Brown J., Moltchanova E. and Al-Omari AI. (2015) Improved Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Charts for Monitoring Process Mean and Dispersion. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 31(2): 217-237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1573.
  • Salehi M., Moradi M., Al Khayat JA., Brown JA. and Yousif AEM. (2015) Inverse Adaptive Cluster Sampling with Unequal Selection Probabilities: Case Studies on Crab Holes and Arsenic Pollution. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics 57(2): 189-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anzs.12118.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2014) A New Cumulative Sum Quality Control Scheme for Monitoring the Process Mean. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 30(8): 1165-1177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1539.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2014) Improved Fast Initial Response Features for Exponentially Weighted Moving Average and Cumulative Sum Control Charts. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 30(5): 697-710. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1521.
  • Haq A., Brown J. and Moltchanova E. (2014) New Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Charts for Monitoring Process Dispersion. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 30(8): 1311-1332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qre.1553.
  • Haq A., Brown J., Moltchanova E. and Al-Omari AI. (2014) Ordered double ranked set samples and applications to inference. American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences 33(4): 239-260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01966324.2014.929988.
  • Moradi M., Brown JA. and Guo W. (2014) ADAPTIVE CLUSTER SAMPLING IN TWO-STAGE SAMPLING. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics 56(4): 347-357. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anzs.12094.
  • Osinubi ST., Vugeh Y., Briskie JV., Ottosson U., Brown JA. and Chapman HM. (2014) Association with riparian fragments by Yellow-breasted Boubou Laniarius atroflavus indicates need for wider-scale forest matrix conservation. Malimbus 36(1): 47-57.
  • Brown JA., Salehi M., Moradi M., Panahbehagh B. and Smith DR. (2013) Adaptive survey designs for sampling rare and clustered populations. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 93: 108-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matcom.2012.09.008.
  • Lemke D., Schweitzer CJ., Tadesse W., Wang Y. and Brown JA. (2013) Geospatial Assessment of Invasive Plants on Reclaimed Mines in Alabama. Invasive Plant Science and Management 6(3): 401-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1614/IPSM-D-12-00045.1.
  • Lemke D., Schweitzer CJ., Tazisong IA., Wang Y. and Brown JA. (2013) Invasion of a mined landscape: what habitat characteristics are influencing the occurrence of invasive plants? International Journal of Surface Mining Reclamation and Environment 27(4): 275-293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2012.699215.
  • Márcia Barbosa A., Real R., Muñoz AR. and Brown JA. (2013) New measures for assessing model equilibrium and prediction mismatch in species distribution models. Diversity and Distributions 19(10): 1333-1338. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12100.
  • Moradi M. and Brown J. (2013) An approximation method to calculate complicated expectations. Journal of statistics applications & probability 2(2): 165-170. http://dx.doi.org/10.12785/jsap/020209.
  • Rea W., Oxley L., Reale M. and Brown J. (2013) Not all estimators are born equal: The empirical properties of some estimators of long memory. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 93: 29-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matcom.2012.08.005.
  • Robertson BL., Brown JA., Mcdonald T. and Jaksons P. (2013) BAS: balanced acceptance sampling of natural resources. Biometrics 69(3): 776-784. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/biom.12059.
  • David I. and Brown JA. (2012) Beyond statistical methods: Teaching critical thinking to first-year university students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 43(8): 1057-1065. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2012.678901.
  • Lemke D. and Brown J. (2012) Habitat modeling of alien plant species at varying levels of occupancy.
  • Sargisson RJ., McLean IG., Brown J. and Bach H. (2012) Environmental determinants of landmine detection by dogs: Findings from a large-scale study in Afghanistan. The Journal of ERW and Mine Action 16(2): 74-91. | http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/16.2/pdfs/sargisson.pdf.
  • Williams-Tripp M., D'Amico FJN., Pagé C., Bertrand A., Némoz M. and Brown JA. (2012) Modeling Rare Species Distribution at the Edge: The Case for the Vulnerable Endemic Pyrenean Desman in France. The Scientific World Journal 2012: 612965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/612965.
  • Brown J., Salehi M., Panahbehagh B. and Moradi M. (2011) Complete allocation sampling: an efficient and easily implemented adaptive sampling design.
  • Lemke D., Hulme PE., Brown JA. and Tadesse W. (2011) Distribution modelling of Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) invasion in the Cumberland Plateau and Mountain Region, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 262(2): 139-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2011.03.014.
  • Moradi M., Salehi M., Brown JA. and Karimi N. (2011) Regression estimator under inverse sampling to estimate arsenic contamination. Environmetrics 22(7): 894-900. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/env.1116.
  • Salehi M., Moradi M., Brown J. and Smith D. (2010) Efficient estimators for adaptive stratified sequential sampling.
  • Rea W., Reale M., Cappelli C. and Brown J. (2009) Identification of Changes in Mean with Regression Trees: An Application to Market Research. Econometric Reviews
  • Brown JA., Salehi M M., Moradi M., Bell G. and Smith DR. (2008) An adaptive two-stage sequential design for sampling rare and clustered populations. Researches on Population Ecology 50(3): 239-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10144-008-0089-1.
  • Chappell MH., Brown JA., Dalrymple-Alford JC., Uluǧ AM. and Watts R. (2008) Multivariate analysis of diffusion tensor imaging data improves the detection of microstructural damage in young professional boxers. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 26(10): 1398-1405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mri.2008.04.004.
  • Zhao W., Mason E. and Brown J. (2006) Modelling height-diameter relationships of Pinus radiata plantations in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry
  • Brown JA., McAuliffe RJ. and Hicling GJ. (2004) A new trap-catch index of patchiness in animal distribution. Wildlife Research 31(4): 433-436. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR03019.
  • Thomas MD., Brown JA., Maddigan FW. and Sessions LA. (2003) Comparison of trap-catch and bait interference methods for estimating possum densities. New Zealand Plant Protection 56(2003): 81-85. | http://www.nzpps.org/.
  • Thomas MD., Maddigan FW., Brown JA. and Trotter M. (2003) Optimising possum control using encapsulated cyanide (Feratox®). New Zealand Plant Protection 56(2003): 77-80. | http://www.nzpps.org/.
  • Brown JA. and Boyce MS. (2001) A survey design for monitoring butterflies. Statistica 61: 291-299.
  • Faddy M., Brown J. and Commins P. (2001) Likelihood-based modeling and analysis of possum trapping data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 6(2): 235-242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/108571101750524571.
  • Brown J. and Hickling G. (2000) The problems of analysis of pilot‐reported bird‐strikes as an index for actual bird‐strikes at airports. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 27(1): 45-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2000.9518208.
  • Brown JA. (1999) A comparison of two stratified sampling designs: adaptive cluster sampling and two-phase sampling. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics 41: 395-404.
  • Henderson RJ., Brown JA. and Thomas MD. (1999) Use of ground-level or elevated bait stations for possum control. NZ Plant Protection 52: 130-135.
  • Thomas MD., Brown JA. and Henderson RJ. (1999) Feasibility of using wax-blocks to measure rat and possum abundance in native forest. NZ Plant Protection 52: 125-129.
  • Brown JA. (1998) Monitoring stoat Mustela erminea control operations: power analysis and design.
  • Brown JA. and Boyce MS. (1998) Line transect sampling of Karner blue butterflies (Lycaeides melissa samuelis). Environmental and Ecological Statistics 5(1): 81-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009620105039.
  • Stone G., Hutt A., Brown J., Yoshlnaga A., Joy L. and Burleigh R. (1998) Respiration and movement of Hector's dolphins from suction-cup VHF radio tag telemetry data. Marine Technology Society Journal 32(1): 89-93.
  • Stone G., Brown JA. and Yoshinaga A. (1995) Diurnal movement patterns of Hector's dolphin observed from cliff-tops. Marine Mammal Science 11: 395-402.
Chapter
  • Brown JA. (2014) Adaptive Sampling Methods. In Manly B; Alberto J (Ed.), Introduction to Ecological Sampling: 33-46. Boca Raton: Taylor and Francis.
  • Robinson TJ. and Brown JA. (2014) Models for Trend Analysis. In Manly B; Alberto J (Ed.), Introduction to Ecological Sampling: 167-186. Boca Raton: Taylor and Francis.
  • Brown JA. (2011) Adaptive Sampling of Ecological Populations. In Rong Y (Ed.), Practical Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis: 81-96. St Albans: ILM Publications.
  • Brown JA. (2007) Stratified Random Sampling. In Salkind NJ (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics: 967-971. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • MacKenzie DI., Royle JA., Brown JA. and Nichols JD. (2004) Occupancy estimation and modeling for rare and elusive populations. In Thompson WL (Ed.), Sampling Rare and Elusive Species: 147-172. Washington D.C.: Island Press.
  • Smith DR., Brown JA. and Lo NCH. (2004) Application of Adaptive Cluster Sampling to Biological Populations. In Thompson WL (Ed.), Sampling Rare or Elusive Species: Concepts, Designs, and Techniques for Estimating Population Parameters: 75-122. Washington: Island Press.
Conference Contribution - Published
  • Jamieson H., Chen M., Abey R., Scarse R. and Brown J. (2017) Medication Management as a Predictor for Aged Residential Care Admission in Community Dwelling Older Adults without Cognitive Impairment.. Rotorua: Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, 10-12 May 2017.
  • Brown J., Robertson B. and McDonald T. (2015) Spatially Balanced Sampling: application to environmental surveys.
  • Brown JA., Robertson BL. and McDonald T. (2015) Spatially Balanced Sampling: application to environmental surveys. Avignon, France: Spatial Statistics 2015, 9-12 Jun 2015. In Procedia Environmental Sciences 27: 6-9.
  • Brown JA., David I., Moltchanova E., Seddon H. and Harlow J. (2014) Improving statistical literacy at University. Flagstaff, AZ, USA: 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9), 13-18 Jul 2014.
  • David I., Seddon H., Harlow J. and Brown JA. (2014) Teaching statistics in a crisis zone. Flagstaff, AZ, USA: 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9), 14-18 Jul 2014.
  • Reale M., Robertson B., Price C. and Brown J. (2013) Directed Voronoi Search: a method for bound constrained global optimization.
  • Lemke D., Coulston JW., Hulme P., Paterson C. and Brown JA. (2012) Invasive potential of invasive plants in the forest of the southern region, United States. Baltimore, MD, USA: Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012, 4-6 Dec 2012. In Moving from Status to Trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium 2012 (FIA): 278-282. | http://treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/42760.
  • Brown J., Salehi M., Moradi M., Panahbehagh B. and Smith D. (2011) Adaptive and unequal probability survey designs for environmental management.
  • David I. and Brown JA. (2011) Out of the Ashes - A Case Study, Christchurch New Zealand Post earthquake 22/02/2011. A paradigm shift, students and staff have a radically altered environment. How to respond? Rotorua, New Zealand: Volcanic Delta 2011, the Eighth Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, 27 Nov-2 Dec 2011.
  • Moradi M., Brown JA. and Karimi N. (2011) An efficient and easy to carry out sampling design in environmental studies. Perth, Australia: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2011), 12-16 Dec 2011. : 2085-2092. | http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2011/E7/moradi.pdf.
  • Panahbehagh B., Smith DR., Salehi M., Hornbach DJ. and Brown JA. (2011) Multi-species attributes as the condition for adaptive sampling of rare species using two-stage sequential sampling with an auxiliary variable. Perth, Australia: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2011), 12-16 Dec 2011. : 2093-2099.
  • Brown JA. and David I. (2010) Teaching critical thinking to first year University students. Ljubljana, Slovenia: 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS8), 11-16 Jul 2010. In Data and context in statistics education: Towards an evidence-based society: 5pp. | http://icots.net/8/cd/pdfs/invited/ICOTS8_4E1_BROWN.pdf.
  • David I. and Brown JA. (2010) Implementing the Change: Teaching Statistical Thinking not just Methods. Ljubljana, Slovenia: 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS8), 11-16 Jul 2010. In Data and context in statistics education: Towards an evidence-based society | http://icots.net/8/cd/pdfs/contributed/ICOTS8_C155_DAVID.pdf.
  • Oxley L., Rea W., Price C., Reale M. and Brown J. (2010) A New Procedure to Test for Fractional Integration. Hong Kong: Sixth Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Economics Association (APEA) Conference, 8-9 Jul 2010.
  • Brown J. and Robinson T. (2009) Assessing Uncertainty in Environmental Sampling.
  • Brown J., Reale M. and Hodge M. (2009) Improving the Calculation of Fix-Rate Bias in Automated Telemetry Systems.
  • Dawber J., Horn B. and Brown J. (2009) Performing a Quantitative Microbial Risk Analysis Using Second Order Monte Carlo Simulation.
  • Lemke D., Tadesse W., Coleman T. and Brown J. (2009) Probability Mapping for Species Conservation on Alabama's Gulf Coast.
  • Rea W., Reale M. and Brown J. (2008) Estimators for Long Range Dependence: An Empirical Study. University of Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Econometric Study Group 18th Meeting, 7-9 Mar 2008.
  • Brown JA., Rea WS. and Reale M. (2007) Modeling long memory time series: the Shihua Cave speleotherms. Barcelona, Spain: International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (IWSM) 2007, 2-6 Jul 2007. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling: 130-135.
  • Fukuda K. and Brown J. (2007) Classification Rule Extraction by Ant-Miner Algorithm for Weed Risk Assessment. In MODSIM07 - Land, Water and Environmental Management: Integrated Systems for Sustainability, Proceedings: 1381-1387.
  • Meurk C., Brown J. and Reale M. (2007) Graphical Modeling of Ecological Time Series Data.
  • Rea W., Reale M. and Brown J. (2007) Long Memory or Structural Breaks in Temperature and Proxy Time Series.
  • Brown J. and Borchers D. (2006) Teaching statistics to environmental scientists.
  • Brown J., Penny R. and Reale M. (2006) Making statistics real: working with Statistics New Zealand.
  • Rea W., Reale M., Capelli C. and Brown J. (2006) Identification of level shifts in stationary processes.
  • Timmins S., Harris S. and Brown J. (2002) How often to search for new weeds. Perth, Australia: 13th Australian Weeds Conference, Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, 1 Sep 2002. In Papers and proceedings of 13th Australian Weeds Conference: 189-191. | http://home.vicnet.net.au/~weedss/awc%20toc.htm#Anchor-49638.
  • Brown JA. (2001) Forest sampling. Seoul, Korea: 53rd session proceedings, Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, 1 Jan 2001. : 365-368.
  • Brown JA. (1994) The application of adaptive cluster sampling to ecological studies. Dunedin, New Zealand: Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring, 1 Dec 1994. : 86-97.
Conference Contribution - Other
  • Brown JA. and Panahbehagh B. (2016) Gap based inverse sampling. Canberra, Australia: Australian Statistical Conference, 5-9 Dec 2016
  • Kermorvant C., Caill-Milly N., D'Amico F., Bru N., Sanchez F., Brown JA. and Lissardy ML. (2016) Clam monitoring: optimization of a recurring survey in the Arcachon Bay using spatially balanced sampling. Bilbao, France: XV International Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay, 22-24 Jun 2016
  • Brown JA., Robertson B., McDonald T. and Abi N. (2015) Trends in Environmental Sampling. Christchurch, New Zealand: NZ Ecological Society, 16-19 Nov 2015
  • Caill-Milly N., D'Amico F., Bru N., Sanchez F., Brown J. and Lissardy M. (2015) Survey effort allocation using advanced design: clam population as case study.
  • Brown JA. and Abi N. (2014) Adaptive Sampling: New applications for environmental surveys. Port Lincoln, Australia: Australasian Applied Statistics Conference, 1-5 Dec 2014
  • Barbosa AM., Brown JA., Jiménez-Valverde A., Acevedo P., Lobo JM. and Real R. (2013) The ABC of model evaluation: a visual method for a clearer assessment of model accuracy. Tartu, Estonia: 56th Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS 2013), 26-30 Jun 2013
  • Brown J., M SM., Moradi M., Panahbehagh B. and Smith D. (2013) Adaptive Survey Designs for Sampling Rare and Clustered Populations.
  • Brown JA., Robertson B., Price CJ., Reale M., Jaksons P. and McDonald T. (2013) Spreading your effort: a balanced sample design for n-dimensions. Mandurah, Perth, Australia: The International Biometric Society, Australasian Region Conference, 1-5 Dec 2013
  • Reale M., Robertson BL., Price CJ. and Brown JA. (2013) Directed Voronoi Search: A direct search method for bound constrained global optimization. Adelaide, Australia: 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2013), 4-4 Dec 2013
  • Osinubi S., Briskie J., Ottosson U., Brown J. and Chapman H. (2012) Characterising calls of the yellow-breasted Boubou (Laniarus atroflavus) and potential habitat effects.
  • Brown J. and David I. (2011) Beyond statistical methods: teaching critical thinking to first year university students.
  • Brown J., Hodge M. and Williams M. (2011) Adaptive and unequal probability survey designs for monitoring animal and plant distributions.
  • Brown JA. (2011) Stirring the data soup: What spoon do I use? Auckland, New Zealand: Statistics Teachers’ Day, University of Auckland, 23-23 Nov 2011
  • Brown JA., Hodge M. and Williams M. (2011) Adaptive and unequal probability survey designs for monitoring animal and plant distributions. Palm Cove, Australia: Australasian Applied Statistics Conference (GenStat & ASReml), 12-15 Jul 2011
  • Brown JA., Salehi MM., Panahbehagh B. and Moradi M. (2011) Complete allocation sampling: An efficient and easily implemented adaptive sampling design. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Statistical Association 2011 Conference, 28-31 Aug 2011
  • Lemke D., Brown JA. and Wang Y. (2011) Application of adaptive sampling with a generalized random tessellation stratified design: A case study of invasive plants at reclaimed mines on the Southern Cumberland Plateau. Huntsville, AL, USA: Association of Southeastern Biologists 72nd Annual Meeting, 13-16 Apr 2011
  • Lemke D., Hulme PE., Brown JA., Miller J. and Coulston J. (2011) Ensemble modeling of tallowtree in forest of the Southern USA. Huntsville, AL, USA: Association of Southeastern Biologists 72nd Annual Meeting, 13-16 Apr 2011
  • Brown JA. (2010) Going green: How statistics helps in how we manage New Zealand's environment. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: Women in Statistics Conference, 20-20 Oct 2010
  • Lemke D., Brown J., Hulme P. and Tadesse W. (2010) Invasion of non-native plant to the forest of the Cumberland Plateau and Mountain Region.
  • Lemke D., Hulme P., Brown J. and Tadesse W. (2010) Maximum Entropy modeling of invasive plants in the forests of Cumberland Plateau and Mountain Region.
  • Brown J. and Robinson T. (2009) Reducing uncertainty about uncertainty.
  • Brown J., Rea W. and Reale M. (2009) Improving an algorithm for break points detection based on regression trees.
  • David I. and Brown J. (2009) Engaging the University 100 level audience - How to teach statistical thinking to students from a mixed background.
  • Hodge M., Brown J. and Reale M. (2009) Calculation of fix-rate bias for automated telemetry systems.
  • Hodge M., Brown J. and Reale M. (2009) Comparing models with deformation metrics.
  • Lemke D., Hulme P., Brown J. and Tadesse W. (2009) Integrating GIS and Statistical Modelling in Assessing Invasive Plants. San Diego, CA, USA: 2009 ESRI International User Conference, 13-17 Jul 2009
  • Lemke D., Hulme P., Brown J. and Tadesse W. (2009) Predicting the Occurrence of Invasive Plants in the Cumberland Plateau and Mountain Region: Integration of Forestry Inventory Data, Geospatial Information System and Statistical Modeling Tools. Athens, GA, USA: 7th Southern Forestry & Natural Resource Management GIS Conference, 7-9 Dec 2009
  • Brown J. and Williams M. (2008) Adaptive survey designs for monitoring animal and plant distributions.
  • Brown J. and Williams M. (2008) Searching for weeds - how to search where the weeds are?
  • Brown J., McDonald L. and Robinson T. (2008) Estimating Uncertainty in Wildlife Population Estimates.
  • Brown J., Thomas M. and Ross J. (2008) An evaluation of Waxtags® as a monitoring technique for low-density possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) populations in New Zealand.
  • Fukuda K., Brown J., Williams P. and Kean J. (2008) The K-Maximum Subarray algorithm as an alternative clustering analysis for the spatial weed aggregation pattern.
  • Hodge M. and Brown J. (2008) Adjusting Resource Selection Functions for Imperfect Detection.
  • Hodge M. and Brown J. (2008) Using Arc to work with radio collar/telemetry data on deer & geckos. Rotorua, New Zealand: NZ ESRI User Group 13th Annual Conference, 21-23 Oct 2008
  • Lemke D., Hulme P., Brown J. and Tadesse W. (2008) Predicting the occurrence and spread of Japanese Honeysuckle in the Cumberland Plateau and Mountain Region: integration of geospatial information system and statistical modeling tools. Huntsville, AL, USA: Rocket City Geospatial Conference 2008, 18-20 Nov 2008
  • Salehi M., Moradi M., Bell G., Smith D. and Brown J. (2008) A New Adaptive Sequential Design for Sampling Rare and Clustered Populations.
  • Williams M. and Brown J. (2008) Searching for an environmental weed.
  • Williams M. and Brown J. (2008) Searching for weeds - a GIS tool.
  • Chappell MH., Anderson TJ., Brown JA., Dalrymple-Alford JC., van Stockum S. and Watts R. (2007) Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging Parameters as Markers of Cognitive decline with Parkinson's disease. Chicago, IL USA: 13th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), 10-14 Jun 2007
  • Chappell MH., Brown JA., Dalrymple-Alford JC., Ulug AM. and Watts R. (2007) Multivariate Linear Discriminant Analysis of DTI Data Improves the Detection of Microstructural Damage in Young Professional Boxers. Berlin, Germany: Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB, 19-25 May 2007
  • Fukuda K. and Brown JA. (2007) Investigation of the weed risk assessment model using data mining. Perth, Australia: 9th International Conference on the Ecology And Management Of Alien Plant Invasions, September 2007, Perth, 1 Sep 2007
  • Williams MN. and Brown JA. (2007) Predicting where to find new weeds and rare plants using GIS. Perth, Australia: 9th International Conference on The Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPi9), 17-21 Sep 2007
  • Williams MN. and Brown JA. (2007) Searching for weeds - how to look in places where the weeds are. Perth, Australia: 9th International Conference on the Ecology And Management Of Alien Plant Invasions, 1 Sep 2007
  • Chappell M., Anderson T., Brown J., Dalrymple-Alford J., Heitger M., van Stockum S. and Watts R. (2006) Using MRI to identify microstructural changes in the brain. Christchurch, New Zealand: Health Research Society of Canterbury's Scientific Meeting, 1-1 Nov 2006
  • Chappell M., Watts R., Brown J. and Dalrymple-Alford J. (2006) MRI Brain Imaging. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: UC Postgraduate Showcase, 18-18 Oct 2006
  • Chappell MH., Brown JA., Uluğ AM., Zhang L. and Watts R. (2006) Using the conjunction of orthogonal frame-invariant metrics to increase the statistical power of diffusion tensor image analysis. Florence, Italy: 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM2006), 11-15 Jun 2006
  • Rea B., Reale M. and Brown JA. (2006) Do long memory time series have amnesia? Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand Econometrics Study Group 16th Meeting, 4-5 Aug 2006
  • Brown JA., Overton J. and Price R. (2005) Sampling biodiversity inventory and monitoring. Montreal, Canada: International Congress of Ecology, 1 Aug 2005
  • Brown JA. (2004) A new index of spatial clustering for 1 dimension data. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Statistical Association, 1 Jul 2004
  • Brown JA. and Hickling G. (2004) A Method for Describing Patchiness in Animal Populations. Cairns, Australia: International Biometrics Society, 1 Jul 2004
  • Brown JA. and Smith A. (2004) The response of rare herbaceous plants to the removal of unwanted competitors: is weeding a management option for Lance McCaskill Nature Reserve?. Dunedin, New Zealand: The Miss E.L. Hellaby Indigenous Grasslands Research Trust Eleventh Triennial Seminar, 1 Dec 2004
  • Brown JA., Overton J. and Price R. (2004) Sampling methods for biodiversity inventory and monitoring. Invercargill, New Zealand: NZ Ecological Society, 1 Aug 2004
  • Brown JA., Woollons R. and Manley B. (2004) How much carbon is there in trees?: Estimating uncertainty in carbon accounting. Chicago, IL USA: Computational and Environmetrics, 1 Oct 2004
  • Brown JA. (2003) Surveying populations when there are too few to count. Christchurch, New Zealand: International Wildlife Congress, 1 Dec 2003
  • Brown JA. (2002) Efficient designs for adaptive cluster sample. Hamilton, New Zealand: NZ Statistics Association, 1 Jan 2002
  • Brown JA. (2002) Possum monitoring: the way forward. Wellington, New Zealand: National Possum Control Authority annual conference, 1 Jan 2002
  • Brown JA., Timmins S. and Harris S. (2002) The cost of weed surveillance. Dunedin, New Zealand: Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring, 1 Jan 2002
  • Brown JA. (2001) Possums - cute furry animals or deadly pests? Some real-life experiences from possum moniotoring in New Zealand. Gold Coast, Australia: Genstat, 1 Jan 2001
  • Brown JA. (2001) Sampling low density animal populations. Christchurch, New Zealand: Australasian Biomtrics, 1 Jan 2001
  • Brown JA. and Thomas MD. (2001) Calibration of indices of possum trap-catch from raised and ground set traps. Palmerson North, New Zealand: NZ Plant Protection Society, 1 Jan 2001
  • Brown JA. (2000) Better survey designs for possum monitoring. Queenstown, New Zealand: Australasian Wildlife Management Society, 1 Jan 2000
  • Brown JA. (2000) Optimal survey designs for possum monitoring. Wellington, New Zealand: National Possum Control Authority Annual Conference, 1 Jan 2000
  • Brown JA. (1999) Adaptive cluster sampling using a restricted selection process. Dallas, TX, USA: Joint conference of the American and Canadian Statistical Institutes, 1 Jan 1999
  • Brown JA. (1999) How to survey butterflies. Rome, Italy: Italian Biometrics Society, 1 Jan 1999
  • Brown JA. (1999) Line transect sampling of butterflies. Christchurch, New Zealand: NZ Entomology Society, 1 Jan 1999
  • Brown JA. and Sinclair N. (1999) Unbiased confidence intervals for skewed populations. Dunedin, New Zealand: Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring, 1 Jan 1999
  • Brown JA. (1998) An application of percolation theory to adaptive cluster sampling. Florence, Italy: International Ecology Congress, 1 Jan 1998
  • Brown JA. (1998) Monitoring low density populations. Gatton, Australia: Australasian Wildlife Management Society, 1 Jan 1998
  • Brown JA. (1997) Line transect sampling for butterflies. Wellington, New Zealand: NZ Statistics Association, 1 Jan 1997
  • Brown JA. (1997) Monitoring stoat populations. Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Biomterics, 1 Jan 1997
  • Brown JA. (1995) Adaptive cluster sampling. Manchester, UK: International Congress of Ecology, 1 Aug 1995
  • Brown JA. (1994) Restricted adaptive cluster sampling. Dunedin, New Zealand: Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring, 1 Dec 1994
Report
  • Brown J. and Robinson T. (2009) Addressing uncertainty in braided river bird counts.University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Basse B., Bourdôt G., Brown J. and Lamoureaux S. (2008) New Zealand National Weeds Distribution Database: a feasibility study.University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Brown JA. (2007) Statistics, chapter for Toolbox for Monitoring.Commissioned by Department of Conservation. 7pp.
  • McDonald L. and Brown JA. (2007) Assessing penguin abundance using historical count data.Commissioned by Australian Antarctic Division. 16pp.
  • McLean I., Sargisson R., Brown J., Phelan J. and Sarholm L. (2005) Detection of landmines by dogs, Environmental and Behavioural determinants.Commissioned by Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining. 88pp.
  • Stone G., Hutt A., Duignan P., Teilmann J., Cooper R., Geschke K., Yoshinaga A., Russell K., Baker A. and Suisted R. (2005) Hector's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) Satellite Tagging, Health and Genetic Assessment.Commissioned by Department of Conservation. 31pp.
  • Stone G., Hutt A., Duigan P., Teilmann J., Geschke K., Russel K., Baker A., Cooper B., Brown JA. and Yoshinga A. (2004) Hector’s dolphin trial satellite tagging project.Commissioned by Department of Conservation. 31pp.
  • Fraser KW., Brown JA. and Warburton B. (2003) Vector (possum and ferret) population monitoring: a review.Commissioned by Wellington Animal Health Board. 48pp.
  • Brown JA. (2002) A review of monitoring low density animal populations.Commissioned by Department of Conservation, Research report UCDMS2002/2, University of Canterbury. 11pp.
  • Brown JA. (2002) A review of monitoring low density animal populations.University of Canterbury.
  • Brown JA. (2002) Statistics for environmental monitoring.University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Nichols C., Stone GS., Hutt A. and Brown JA. (2002) Interactions between Hector’s dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori), boats and swimmers at Akaroa Habour, New Zealand.Commissioned by Department of Conservation, Wellington. 46pp.
  • Thomas MD., Brown JA., Maddigan F. and Sessions LA. (2002) Comparison of Trap-Catch, Orange and WaxTag methods for estimating possum densities in Northland.Commissioned by Northland Regional Council. 20pp.
  • Brown JA. and Manly BFJ. (2001) Statistical Workshop Notes.Commissioned by Department of Conservation, Science and Research Internal Report 187. 150pp.
  • Brown JA. and Thomas MD. (2000) Residual trap-catch methodology for low-density possum populations.Commissioned by Animal Health Board Research Contract R-80512.
  • Nichols C., Stone G., Brown JA., Hutt A. and Yoshinga A. (2000) Hectors dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectorii) - boat interaction observations in Akaroa Harbour.Commissioned by Department of Conservation Research Contract No. 2531. 38pp.
  • Stone GS., Cavagnaro L., Brown JA., Hutt A., Kraus S. and Baldwin K. (2000) Reactions of Hector's dolphins to acoustic gillnet pingers.Commissioned by Department of Conservation research contract no. 3071. 29pp.
  • Thomas MD. and Brown JA. (2000) Calibration of possum monitoring using Ferratox and leg-hold traps. Pest Control Research Report.Commissioned by Northland Regional Council.
  • Brown JA. and Manly BFJ. (1999) Statistical Methods for Environmental Management.Commissioned by University of Otago. 170pp.
  • Stone G., Cavagnaro L., Brown JA., Hutt A., Kraus A. and Baldwin K. (1999) In situ high frequency recordings and behavioural reactions of Hector's dolphin to acoustic gillnet pingers.Commissioned by Department of Conservation, research contract no. 3071..
  • Brown JA. (1996) The relative efficiency of adaptive cluster sampling for ecological surveys.Commissioned by Massey University.
  • Brown JA. and Boyce MS. (1996) Monitoring of Karner blue butterflies (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) for the proposed habitat conservation plan, Wisconsin.Commissioned by US National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
  • Arulchelvam IM. and Brown JA. (1995) The relative accuracy, precision, and cost-effectiveness of the bait-consumption and bait-monitoring techniques.Commissioned by Landcare Research Contract Report LC9495/159.
  • Brown JA. and Arulchelvam IM. (1995) The relative importance of operational factors on the success of aerial possum-control operations.Commissioned by Landcare Research Contract Report LC9495/143.
  • Brown JA. (1994) Sampling patchy populations in ecology.Commissioned by Department of Conservation, Wellington.
  • Brown JA., Stone G., Yoshinaga A., Hutt A. and Rutledge M. (1993) Hector's dolphin research - 1993 field program progress report.Commissioned by Department of Conservation.. 22pp.
  • Brown JA., Young J. and Rutledge M. (1992) Aerial monitoring of the Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary.Commissioned by Department of Conservation.
  • Brown JA. (1990) Coastal resource inventory, Canterbury.Commissioned by Department of Conservation, Wellington. 138pp.
  • Brown JA. (1987) Branching of Radiata pine.Commissioned by Forest Research Institute internal report.
  • Brown JA. (1987) Comparison of butt-log branching characteristics of improved radiata breeds at Cpt 1218 Kaingaroa - Pinus radiata.Commissioned by Forest Research Institute internal report.
Oral Presentation
  • Brown JA., Roberson B. and Jaksons P. (2012) Adaptive sampling. University of Wyoming, Laramie.
  • Brown JA., Robertson B. and Jaksons P. (2012) Adaptive sampling. University of Pau and Pays de l'Adou.
  • Brown JA., Robertson B. and Jaksons P. (2012) Adaptive sampling: How to sampling only the good stuff. Department of Mathematics, Statistics, University of Canterbury.
  • Brown J. (2011) Adaptive sampling: My journey that began in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Otago University.
  • Chapman HM., Goldson SL., Beck J. and Brown JA. (2010) Cercopithecus nictitans dispersed seed in a West African montane forest. Montpellier, France.
  • Brown JA., Hodge M. and Williams M. (2009) Adaptive survey designs for monitoring animal and plant distributions. Qatar University, Saudi Arabia: Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Seminar, 01 Sep 2009.
  • Brown JA. (2005) Sampling animals when there are too few to count. Rothamsted: First Yates Seminar.
  • Brown JA. (2004) Sampling low density populations. Leetown Science Centre, West Virginia.
  • Brown JA. (2004) Sampling low density populations. Pennsylvania State University: 18 Mar 2005.
Discussion/Working Paper
  • Rea W., Oxley L., Reale M. and Brown J. (2008) The Empirical Properties of Some Popular Estimators of Long Memory Processes. College of Business and Economics; University of Canterbury. Economics.; University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics..
Other
  • Brown JA. (2010) R for SAS and SPSS Users' by Robert A. Muenchen, Springer New York 2009. The American Statistician 64(1) [Book Review].
  • Lemke D., Brown JA., Hulme P. and Tadesse V. (2010) Monitoring and modeling: assessing the impact of invasive plants on the landscape. Geoworld April 2010: 19-23. [Magazine Article].