Kenneth Hugh Pollock

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Professor of Quantitative Methods

Areas of research include:

    Sampling Animal Populations; Angler Survey Sampling; Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Applications of Statistical Methodology; Population and Community Dynamics Modeling.
Ph.D – 1974; Biometry; Cornell University

MS – 1972; Biometry; Cornell University

B.Sc – 1968; Agriculture with Honours, Biometry; University of Sydney, New South
Wales, Australia

Recent Publications

  • Beasley, I.L., K. Pollock, T.A. Jefferson, P. Arnold, L. Morse, S. Yim, S. Lor Kim and H.
    Marsh. (2011). Likely extirpation of another Asian river dolphin: the Critically
    Endangered population of the Irrawaddy Dolphin in the Cambodian Mekong
    River is small and declining. Marine Mammal Science. In Press.
  • Beatty, S., de Graaf, M., Molony, B., Nguyen, V. and K. Pollock (2011). Plasticity
    in population biology of Cherax cainii (Decapoda: Parastacidae) inhabiting
    lentic and lotic environments in south-western Australia: implications for the
    sustainable management of the recreational fishery. Fisheries Research. In Press.
  • Jun Yoshizaki, Cavell Brownie, Kenneth H. Pollock, William A. Link (2011). Modeling
    errors that results from use of genetic tags in capture-recapture studies.
    Environmental and Ecological Statistics 18:27-55.
  • Griffiths, S.P., Pollock, K.H. , Lyle, J. M., Pepperell, J.G., Tonks, M.L., and W.
    Sawynok (2010). Following the chain to elusive anglers. Fish and Fisheries, 11:
  • Pledger, S., Pollock, K.H. ,and Norris, J.L. (2010). Open capture-recapture models with heterogeneity: II. Jolly-Seber model. Biometrics, 66, 883-890.
  • Wen, Z., K. H. Pollock, J. D. Nichols,and P. Waser (2010). Augmenting
    Superpopulation, Capture–Recapture Models with Population Assignment Data.
    Biometrics Online.
  • Cooch, E. V., Conn, P. B., Ellner, S. P., Dobson, A. P. and K. H. Pollock (2010). Disease dynamics in wild populations: modeling and estimation a review. Journal of
    Ornithology. Online.
  • Tarr, N. M., T. R. Simons and K. H. Pollock (2010). An experimental assessment
    of vehicle disturbance effects on migratory shorebirds. Journal of Wildlife
    Management 74: 1776-1783.
  • Link, W.A., Yoshizaki, J., Pollock, K.H., and Bailey, L. L. (2010). Uncovering a latent multinomial: analysis of mark-recapture data with misidentification. Biometrics
    66: 178-185.
  • Stanislav, S., Pollock, K.H., Simons, T. R. and M.W. Alldredge. (2010). Separation
    of Availability and Perception Processes for Aural Detection in Avian Point
    Counts: a Combined Multiple Observer and Time-Of-Detection Approach. Avian
    Ecology and Conservation. 5 Online.

Books & Monographs

  • MacKenzie, D. I., Nichols, J. D., Royle, J. A., Pollock, K. H., Bailey, L. L., and Hines, J.E. (2005).Occupancy Estimation and Modeling : Inferring Patterns and Dynamics
    of Species Occurrence. Elsevier, San Diego, USA.
  • Pollock, K. H., Jones, C. M. and Brown, T. L. (1994). Angler surveys and their
    application to fisheries management. American Fisheries Society Special
    Publication 25, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Guthrie, D., J. M. Hoenig, M. Holliday, C. M. Jones, M. J. Mills, S. A. Moberley, K. H. Pollock, and D. R. Talhelm, editors (1991). Creel and angler surveys in fisheries
  • Pollock, K. H., Nichols, J. D., Brownie, C., and Hines, J. E. (1990). Statistical Inference for Capture Recapture Experiments, Wildlife Society Monographs (No. 107).
  • Burnham, K. P., Anderson, D. R., White, G. C., Brownie, C., and Pollock, K. H. (1987). Design and Analysis Methods for Fish Survival Experiments based on Release-Recapture. American Fisheries Society Monographs 5, Bethesda, Maryland. (ISSN 0362 1715).
Honours & Awards

    • Twentieth Century Distinguished Service Award in Environmental Statistics.
      Ninth Lukacs Symposium, Bowling Green, Ohio, April 24, 1999
    • Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association, August 1996.
      David Mason Award Best Faculty Member in Statistics 1996, North Carolina
      State University.
    • Elected member, International Statistical Institute, September 1995.
      Best Paper Award, 1994, Southeastern Section of the Wildlife Society “Band
      return models: a generalization to formally incorporate solicited bands”,
      Journal of Wildlife Management.
    • Distinguished Achievement Award, American Statistical Association Section on
      Statistics and the Environment, August 1994.
    • Best Paper Award, 1993, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for “Estimating
      transition probabilities for stage based population projection matrices
      using capture-recapture data,” Ecology 1992.
    • George W. Snedecor Memorial Award, August 1991, American Statistical
      Association for the best publication in Biometrics “Statistical inference for
      capture-recapture experiments,” Wildlife Monograph No. 107.
    • Best Monograph Award, 1990, Wildlife Society for the monograph “Statistical
      inference for capture-recapture experiments”, Wildlife Monograph No.
    • Best Paper Award, 1989, Wildlife Society for the article “Survival analysis
      in telemetry studies: the staggered entry design”, Journal of Wildlife
    • Best Paper Award, 1989, Southeastern Section of the Wildlife
      Society for the article “Survival analysis in telemetry studies: the
      staggered entry design”, Journal of Wildlife Management.
    • Best Paper Award, 1982, Southeastern Section of the Wildlife Society for the
      article “A capture recapture design robust to unequal probability of
      capture”, Journal of Wildlife Management.
Ken Pollack
Professor of Quantitative Methods, Funded by FRDC and WA Fisheries
Fellow of American Statistical Association
Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research, School of Biological Sciences
Murdoch University
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US Position and Address (On Leave)

Professor of Biology, Biomathematics, and Statistics
Fellow of the American Statistical Association
Department of Biology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh NC 27695-7617 USA

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