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Dr Peter Dillingham

Office: Science III, room 516
Phone: 479-5971
Email: dillingh@maths.otago.ac.nz


Research Interests

Visit my homepage for details and for potential PhD, MS, and Honours projects. Briefly, my interests fall into four broad categories:

  • Population modelling of seabirds, sharks, and other marine megafauna: parameter estimation, demographic modelling, and management implications
  • Our changing ocean: experimental design to measure consequences of global climate change on marine organisms
  • Modelling chemical sensors: development of analytical methods for chemical sensors and sensor arrays
  • Model uncertainty and misspecification: model averaging and post hoc adjustments for the construction of improved confidence intervals

Recent Publications

  • Saint-Macary, A. D. N., Barr, N., Armstrong, E., Safi, K., Marriner, A., Gall, M., McComb, K., Dillingham, P. W., & Law, C. S. (2021). The influence of ocean acidification and warming on DMSP & DMS in New Zealand coastal water. Atmosphere, 12(2), 181. doi: 10.3390/atmos12020181
  • Alsaedi, B. S. O., McGraw, C. M., Schaerf, T. M., & Dillingham, P. W. (2020). Multivariate limit of detection for non-linear sensor arrays. Chemometrics & Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 201, 104016. doi: 10.1016/j.chemolab.2020.104016
  • McKechnie, S., Fletcher, D., Newman, J., Bragg, C., Dillingham, P. W., Clucas, R., … Moller, H. (2020). Separating the effects of climate, bycatch, predation and harvesting on tītī (Ardenna grisea) population dynamics in New Zealand: A model-based assessment. PLoS ONE, 15(12), e0243794. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0243794
  • Dillon, W. D. N., Dillingham, P. W., Currie, K. I., & McGraw, C. M. (2020). Inclusion of uncertainty in the calcium-salinity relationship improves estimates of ocean acidification monitoring data quality. Marine Chemistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2020.103872
  • Dillingham, P. W., Alsaedi, B. S. O., Granados-Focil, S., Radu, A., & McGraw, C. M. (2020). Establishing meaningful limits of detection for ion-selective electrodes and other nonlinear sensors. ACS Sensors, 5, 250-257. doi: 10.1021/acssensors.9b02133