Laura Cowen
Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria.

  • I am an ecological statistician studying animal demography, in particular through capture-recapture methods and applications. I have worked on human, fishery, aquaculture, and seabird populations estimating population parameters such as survival and abundances and developing statistical methods to provide these estimates. I also collaborate with other scientists (such as ecologists, fisheries scientists, microbiologists, seabird biologists) to work on ecological problems in the broader sense. Finally, I collaborate with sociologists and anthropologists looking at aspects of injection drug user populations and modeling lemur populations.


  • Ecological statistics
  • Capture-recapture
  • Tag loss
  • Batch marking
  • Hidden Markov models
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