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Below is a list of selected publications since 1997. Alternatively, a (reasonably) complete list of publications since 2001 (without links) is here.


Ridout, M.S. (2012) Contribution to the discussion of 'Optimum design of experiments for statistical inference (with Discussion)', by S.G. Gilmour and L.A. Trinca. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C, , 61, 376-377. [Journal link]

Guillera-Arroita, G., Ridout, M.S. Morgan, B.J.T., and Linkie, M. (2012) Models for species-detection data collected along transects in the presence of abundance-induced heterogeneity and clustering in the detection process. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3, 358-367. [Journal link]


Linkie, M. and Ridout, M. S. (2011) Assessing tiger-prey interactions in Sumatran rainforests. Journal of Zoology, 284, 224-229. [Journal link] [supplementary material including data and R code]

Guillera-Arroita, G., Ridout, M.S. Morgan, B.J.T., and Linkie, M. (2011) Species occupancy modelling for detection data collected along a transect. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics, 16, 301-317, [Journal link]

Miller, D., Morgan, B.J.T., Ridout, M.S., Carey, P.D. and Rothery, P. (2011) Methods for explicit perturbation analysis. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2, 283-288. [Journal link]

Ridout, M.S. Giagos, V., Morgan, B.J.T., Naeimi, W., von der Haar, T. and Tuite, M.F. (2011) Modelling prion dynamics in yeast. Invited paper, 58th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), Dublin, Ireland, 21-26 August 2011.

Palmer, K.J., Ridout, M.S. and Morgan, B.J.T. (2011) Kinetic models of guanidine hydrochloride-induced curing of the yeast [PSI+] prion. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 274, 1-11. [Journal link]


Gurutzeta G-A., Ridout, M.S. and Morgan, B.J.T. (2010) Design of occupancy studies with imperfect detection. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 1, 131-139. [Journal link] [SODA software (Matlab)]


Ridout, M.S. (2009) Generating random numbers from a distribution specified by its Laplace transform. Statistics and Computing, 19, 439-450. [Journallink]

Ridout, M.S. and Linkie, M. (2009) Estimating overlap of daily activity patterns from camera trap data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics, 14, 322-337. [Journal link] [supplementary material including data and R code]

Ridout, M.S. (2009) Statistical applications of the complex-step method of numerical differentiation. The American Statistician, 63, 66-74. [Journal link]

Byrne, L.J., Cole, D.J., Cox, B.S., Ridout, M.S., Morgan, B.J.T. and Tuite, M.F. (2009) The number and transmission of [PSI+] prion seeds (propagons) in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS ONE 4: e4670. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004670 [Journal link]


Ridout, M.S. (2008) Computational methods for yeast prion curing curves. Mathematical Biosciences, 215, 152-157. [journal link]

Palmer, K.J., Ridout, M.S. and Morgan, B.J.T. (2008) Modelling cell generation times using the tempered stable distribution. Applied Statistics, 57, 379-397. [journal link] [supplementary material]

Morgan, B.J.T. and Ridout, M.S. (2008) A new mixture model for capture heterogeneity. Applied Statistics, 57, 433-446. [journal link] [supplementary material]

Hughes, K.A., Waluda, C.M., Stone, R.E. and Ridout, M.S. (2008) Short-term responses of king penguins Aptenodytes patagonicus to helicopter disturbance at South Georgia. Polar Biology, 31, 1521-1530. [journal link]

Rhodes, A., Aw, T.C., Allender, C.J. and Ridout, M.S. (2008) Immunisation status of dental practice staff in Kent. British Dental Journal, 205 (10), E20.

Morgan, B.J.T. and Ridout, M.S. (2008) Estimating N: a robust approach to capture heterogeneity. In: Thomson, D.L. and Cooch, E.G. and Conroy, M.J., eds. Modelling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations. Environmental and Ecological Statistics. Springer, New York, pp. 1069-1080. ISBN 978-0-387-78150-1. [journal link]


Morgan B.J.T., Palmer, K.J. and Ridout, M.S. (2007) Negative score test statistic. The American Statistician, 61, 285-288. [journal link]

Byrne L.J., Cox B.S., Cole D.J., Ridout M.S., Morgan B.J.T. & Tuite M.F. (2007) Cell division is essential for elimination of the yeast [PSI+] prion by guanidine hydrochloride. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104, 11688-11693. [journal link] [more details]

Cole D.J., Ridout M.S., Morgan B.J.T., Byrne L.J. & Tuite M.F. (2007) Approximations for expected generation number. Biometrics, 63, 1023-1030. [Journal early] [more details]

Ridout M.S., Wan, Y. & Xu X.-M. (2007) Sampling schemes for estimating spikelet incidence of Fusarium head blight. Annals of Applied Biology, 151, 341-347. [journal link]


Ridout M.S., Cole D.J., Morgan B.J.T., Byrne L.J. & Tuite M.F. (2006) New approximations to the Malthusian parameter. Biometrics, 62, 1216-1223. [journal link] [more details]

Ridout M.S., Faddy M.J. & Solomon M.G. (2006) Modelling the effects of repellent chemicals on foraging bees. Applied Statistics, 55, 63-75. [journal link]


Cole D.J., Morgan B.J.T. & Ridout M.S. (2005) Models for strawberry inflorescence data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics, 10, 411-423. [journal link] [more details]

Morris D.L. & Ridout M.S. (2005) Models for microbiological colony counts. Journal of Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Statistics, 10, 158-169. [journal link] [more details]

Smith D.M. & Ridout M.S. (2005) Algorithms for finding locally and Bayesian optimal designs for binary dose-response models with control mortality. Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference, 133, 463-478. [journal link]

Xu X.-M. Ridout M.S. & Tobutt K.R. (2003) Single-locus gametophytic incompatibility in autotetraploids. Journal of Heredity, 96, 430-433. [journal link]


Cole D.J., Morgan B.J.T., Ridout M.S., Byrne L.J. & Tuite M.F. (2004) Estimating the number of prions in yeast cells. Mathematical Medicine & Biology, 21, 369-395. [journal link] [more details]

Li B.-H., Xu X.-M. & RIDOUT, M.S. (2004) Modelling the establishment and spread of autotetraploid plants in a spatially heterogeneous environment. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 17, 562-573. [journal link]

Ridout M.S. & Besbeas P. (2004) An empirical model for underdispersed count data. Statistical Modelling, 4, 77-89. [journal link]


Cole D.J., Morgan B.J.T. & Ridout M.S. (2003) Generalized linear mixed models for strawberry data. Statistical Modelling, 3, 273-290. [journal link] [more details]

Morgan B.J.T., Ridout M.S. & Ruddock L.W. (2003) Models for yeast prions. Biometrics, 59, 562-569. [journal link] [more details]

Ridout M.S. (2003) On ranked set sampling for multiple characteristics. Environmental & Ecological Statistics, 10, 255-262. [journal link] [more details]

Smith D.M. & Ridout M.S. (2003) Optimal designs for criteria involving log(potency) in comparative binary bioassays. Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference, 113, 617-632. [journal link]


He Y., Xu X.-M., Tobutt K.R. & Ridout M.S. (2001) POLYLINK: to support two-point linkage analysis in autotetraploids. Bioinformatics, 17, 740-741. [journal link]

Ridout M.S., Bell J.A. & Simpson D.W. (2001) Analysis of segregation data from selfed progeny of allopolyploids. Heredity, 87, 537-543. [journal link]

Xu, X.-M. Xu & Ridout, M.S. (2001) Effects of prevailing wind direction on spatial statistics of plant disease epidemics. Journal of Phytopathology, 149, 155-166. [journal link]

Cross, J.V. & Ridout, M.S. (2001) Emergence of blackcurrant gall mite (Cecidophyopsis ribis) from galls in spring. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 76, 311-319. [journal link]

Ridout M.S., Hinde J.P., & Demetrio C.G.B. (2001) A score test for testing a zero-inflated Poisson regression model against zero-inflated negative binomial alternatives. Biometrics, 57, 219-223. [journal link]

Campbell C.A.M. & Ridout M.S. (2001) Effects of plant spacing and interplanting with oilseed rape on colonisation of dwarf hops by the damson-hop aphid, Phorodon humuli. Entomologica experimentalis et applicata, 99, 211-216. [journal link]


Ridout M.S. (2000) Improved estimation of the proportion of triploids in populations with diploid and triploid individuals. Journal of Heredity, 91, 57-60. [journal link]

Ridout M.S. & Xu X.-M. (2000) Relationships between several quadrat-based statistical measures used to characterize spatial aspects of disease incidence data. Phytopathology, 90, 568-575. [paper]

White P.J., Pineros M., Tester M. & Ridout M.S. (2000) Cation permeability and selectivity of a root plasma membrane calcium channel. Journal of Membrane Biology, 174, 71-83. [journal link]

Xu X.-M. & Ridout M.S. (2000) Effects of quadrat size and shape, initial epidemic conditions, and spore dispersal gradient on spatial statistics of plant disease epidemics. Phytopathology, 90, 737-750. [paper]

Xu X.-M. & Ridout M.S. (2000) Stochastic simulation of the spread of race-specific and race-nonspecific aerial fungal pathogens in cultivar mixtures. Plant Pathology, 49, 207-218. [journal link]

Murray, R.A. and Cross, J.V. and Ridout, M.S. (2000) The measurement of multiple spray deposits by sequential application of metal chelate tracers. Annals of Applied Biology, 137, 245-252. [journal link]


Ridout M.S. (1999) Memory in coal tits: an alternative model. Biometrics, 55, 660-662. [journal link]

Ridout M.S. Demetrio C.G.B. & Firth D.(1999) Estimating intraclass correlation for binary data. Biometrics, 55, 137-148. (Correction Biometrics, 59, p. 199). [journal link]

Ridout M.S., Morgan B.J.T & Taylor D.R. (1999) Modelling variability in the branching structure of strawberry inflorescences. Applied Statistics, 48, 185-196. [journal link] [more details]

White P.J. & Ridout M.S. (1999) An energy-barrier model for the permeation of monovalent and divalent cations through the maxi cation channel in the plasma membrane of rye roots. Journal of Membrane Biology, 168, 63-75. [journal link]


Ridout M.S., Faddy M.J., Jones G. & Campbell C.A.M. (1998) Markov models of mite movements. Applied Statistics, 47, 265-277. [journal link]

Ridout M.S., Tong S., Vowden S. & Tobutt K.R. (1998) Three-point linkage analysis in crosses of allogamous plant species. Genetical Research,72, 111-121. [article]

White P.J. & Ridout M.S. (1998) The estimation of rapid rate-constants from current amplitude frequency distributions of single-channel recordings. Journal of Membrane Biology, 161, 115-129. [journal link]


Brooks S.P., Morgan B.J.T., Ridout M.S. & Pack S.E. (1997) Finite mixture models for proportions. Biometrics, 53, 1097-1115. [journal link]

Ridout M.S. & Harris D.C. (1997) Estimating the concentration of propagules of a plant pathogen from soil dilution plate counts when the response is nonlinear. Applied Statistics, 46, 111-121. [journal link] [more details]

Ridout M.S. & Roberts S.J. (1997) Improving quality control procedures for seed-borne pathogens by testing sub-samples of seeds. Seed Science & Technology, 25, 195-202. [abstract]

Ridout M.S. & Suntheralingam N. (1997) Counting by weighing and its effect on seed testing procedures. Annals of Applied Biology, 130, 179-185. [abstract]