## Research Topics- statistical distributions
- population density
- paleontology
- body size
- theoretical models
- likelihood functions
- evolution
- binomial distribution
- data collection
- reptiles
- earless seals
- caribbean region
- records
- statistical models
- species specificity
- uncertainty
- poisson distribution
- biometry
- body constitution
- wild animals
- markov chains
- ecology
- algorithms
- biodiversity
- birds
- mammals
- conservation of natural resources
- plants
- population dynamics
- statistical data interpretation
| ## A R Solow## SummaryAffiliation: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Country: USA ## Publications- Inferring extinction from a sighting recordAndrew R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Math Biosci*195:47-55. 2005 - On the prior distribution of extinction timeAndrew R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Biol Lett*12:. 2016 - On uncertain sightings and inference about extinctionAndrew R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, U S A*Conserv Biol*28:1119-23. 2014 - Uncertain sightings and the extinction of the Ivory-billed WoodpeckerAndrew Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Conserv Biol*26:180-4. 2012 - On predicting abundance from occupancyAndrew R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA*Am Nat*176:96-8. 2010 - A test for Cope's ruleAndrew R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA*Evolution*64:583-6. 2010 - Some problems with assessing Cope's RuleAndrew R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Evolution*62:2092-6. 2008 - On estimating the number of species from the discovery recordAndrew R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Proc Biol Sci*272:285-7. 2005 - Testing the power law model for discrete size dataAndrew R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA*Am Nat*162:685-9. 2003 - A comment on testing for a decline in upper Cretaceous dinosaur diversityA R Solow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA*Biometrics*56:1272-3. 2000
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- Inferring extinction from a sighting recordAndrew R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Math Biosci*195:47-55. 2005..This paper reviews some methods for statistical inference about the extinction of a single species based on a record of its sightings... - On the prior distribution of extinction timeAndrew R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Biol Lett*12:. 2016..The practical implication of the choice of prior distribution is illustrated through an application to the sighting record of the Caribbean monk seal. .. - On uncertain sightings and inference about extinctionAndrew R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, U S A*Conserv Biol*28:1119-23. 2014..This underscores the importance, in applying tests for extinction, of understanding what could be called the natural history of the sighting record... - Uncertain sightings and the extinction of the Ivory-billed WoodpeckerAndrew Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Conserv Biol*26:180-4. 2012..03, which constitutes substantial support for extinction. The posterior distribution of the time of extinction has 3 main modes in 1944, 1952, and 1988. The method can be applied to sighting records of other purportedly extinct species... - On predicting abundance from occupancyAndrew R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA*Am Nat*176:96-8. 2010..A prediction method based on the number of unoccupied cells and the number containing a single individual is described and shown to work well on simulated and real data... - A test for Cope's ruleAndrew R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA*Evolution*64:583-6. 2010..Here, a test that does account for this degree of separation is described and applied to some published data for dinosaurs. A by-product of the analysis is an estimate of the origination rate of dinosaur species... - Some problems with assessing Cope's RuleAndrew R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Evolution*62:2092-6. 2008..Some practical problems in assessing Cope's Rule are also described. These results have implications for the empirical assessment of Cope's Rule... - On estimating the number of species from the discovery recordAndrew R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Proc Biol Sci*272:285-7. 2005..The approach is applied to a description record of large marine animals covering the period 1828-1996. The estimated number of undiscovered species in this group is around 10 with an upper 0.95 confidence bound of around 16... - Testing the power law model for discrete size dataAndrew R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA*Am Nat*162:685-9. 2003..A parametric bootstrap is used to assess significance. The test is applied to four data sets concerning the frequency of genera of different sizes. The power law is rejected in three out of four cases... - A comment on testing for a decline in upper Cretaceous dinosaur diversityA R Solow

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA*Biometrics*56:1272-3. 2000..Here, I return to the original formulation and point out that power can be improved by adopting a parametric model for relative abundances and by testing against an ordered alternative... - Detecting reactivityMichael G Neubert

Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543 1049, USA*Ecology*90:2683-8. 2009..Our results suggest that the test is robust when the dynamics are nonlinear on the log scale but that it may incorrectly classify an equilibrium as reactive when the reactivity is close to zero... - A model of fishing vessel accident probabilityDi Jin

Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mail Stop 41, Woods Hale, MA 02543 1138, USA*J Safety Res*33:497-510. 2002..Commercial fishing is one of the least safe occupations... - A method for reconstructing climate from fossil beetle assemblagesAmit Huppert

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA*Proc Biol Sci*271:1125-8. 2004..We present an alternative method that uses observed variations in this rate in modern data for climate reconstruction. The method is shown to perform well in an experiment using modern data from North America... - Flightless birds: when did the dodo become extinct?David L Roberts

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK*Nature*426:245. 2003..Here we use a statistical method to establish the actual extinction time of the dodo as 1690, almost 30 years after its most recent sighting... - On the pattern of discovery of introduced speciesChristopher J Costello

Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, 4410 Donald Bren Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA*Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A*100:3321-3. 2003..This suggests that the basis for some claims regarding an increasing rate of introductions may be invalid...