Becky Tang’s new paper shows how to improve estimates of distribution and abundance from ebird data by accounting for spatial bias in observation effort. Her paper received the Best Award from the Department of Statistical Science.
Tang, B., J. S. Clark, and A. E. Gelfand. 2021. Modeling spatially biased citizen science effort through the eBird database. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10651-021-00508-1.