Knowledge | Results | Data

Better outcomes for our environment, using data-driven knowledge.

Our biometricians and ecologists can help you gain knowledge about ecosystems by accurately interpreting the results of analyses of appropriately collected data. We can assist you with all three of these key aspects either by working with you on the problem, or teaching you some of the required skills, to successfully learn about, and manage, ecological systems and wildlife populations.

While Proteus is a consulting company, we are researchers first and foremost. If you need some statistical expertise on your research team, we are happy to discuss collaborative research projects and joint funding applications.

Data is the foundation upon which the final conclusions are built, and therefore it is vital that you collect data that is statistically valid, and suitable for your intended use and analysis. We can help you with:

  • Determining the right type of data that needs collected
  • Sample size determination and power studies
  • Optimal allocation of survey effort
  • Possible field methods
  • Facilitation of field work

As we specialise in ecological applications of statistics, we recognize many of the special challenges and practical limitations you often face.

Results come from the analysis of data. The team at Proteus are experienced in conducting all manner of statistical analyses, from specialised approaches to the basics, using non-Bayesian or Bayesian methods. We can do:

  • Mark-recapture
  • Distance sampling
  • Occupancy modelling
  • Species distribution modelling
  • Spatio-temporal modelling
  • Generalized linear models
  • Generalized additive models
  • Linear regression
  • ANOVA, t-tests, z-tests, and more!

Knowledge is gained through the interpretation of results. The role of a consulting statistician does not end with completion of the analysis, but they must be able to communicate what the outcome of the analysis means in real-world terms for the client’s problem. We aim to provide you with high-quality, statistical advice in everyday language, as at Proteus, we understand that not everyone is a statistician.

Contact us to discuss your needs.