Jake Ferguson, Postdoctoral Associate
B.S., University of Washington, Seattle
Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville
AIS Area of Interest
Dr. Ferguson is interested in designing surveys that are cost-effective and provide reliable estimates of population density. His current research includes:
- Applying the distance survey methodology to sampling zebra mussels.
- Tradeoffs in survey efficiency and scope, that is should we sample a small area very thoroughly or a larger area with less reliability?
- Can we use habitat covariates to guide efforts to detect zebra mussels earlier in the invasion of Minnesota lakes?