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Improvements in ranked set sampling
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2014)
The main focus of many agricultural, ecological and environmental studies is to develop well designed, cost-effective and efficient sampling designs. Ranked set sampling (RSS) is one of those sampling methods that can help ...
A new approach to adaptive monitoring
(University of Canterbury, 2014)
Invasive species are an increasing problem, costing several billion dollars to the global economy. Monitoring methods are needed to provide scientists the necessary information to control populations of invasive species. ...
Quantifying New Zealand’s fault lines: fractal dimension and orientation
(University of Canterbury. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2014)
The surface of New Zealand is dissected by a complex network of fault lines. Understanding the mathematics behind this pattern could lead to better prediction of earthquakes, both large and small, that shake the country ...