News: Statistics Living-Learning Community
News and Communications about the STAT-LLC
- Announcement in Purdue News on September 5, 2013
- The Sophomore Slump in the New York Times on November 1, 2013
- Statistical Success, Article in the Purdue Insights, Fall 2014
- Statistical Success: A New Model for Learning Statistics Article in the Odds & Ends, Department of Statistics newsletter, Summer 2015
- Purdue student video with STAT-LLC student Patrick Gallagher is featured in YouTube, and on The ASA's This Is Statistics site and in the
- Day in the Life: Mark Daniel Ward article by Tim Brouk
in the Fall 2016 Purdue Science Insights
- Hammer Down: Lake Yoke article by Tim Brouk in the Fall 2016 Purdue Science Insights
- Peter Boyd received an Alaska Geographic 2015 Research Fellowship from the National Park Service. Quote from the NPS Site:
Examining the effect of nighttime traffic on wildlife visibility
Alaska Geographic 2015 Research Fellowship
Peter Boyd, Purdue University
In 2012, Denali National Park completed a Vehicle Management Plan (VMP). The plan was produced to control the amount of traffic on the Denali Park Road during nighttime hours (10pm-6am). Denali established the plan in order to avoid negatively impacting wildlife in the park and deterring animals away from the road. Peter came to Denali to study the connection between nighttime traffic and wildlife visibility. The Vehicle Management Plan states that there should be an average of fewer than three vehicles per hour recorded at each of the six traffic counters along the road. Also, there should be no more than six vehicles in any given nighttime hour. Peter will use data analysis to see if the conditions of the plan are effective and if animals respond adversely to nighttime traffic.
Based on the results of the study, Peter's findings may be incorporated into the decision making that determines how the VMP is implemented. Peter's effort continues the commitment of Denali NP&P and the VMP to protect wildlife and maintain high visitor satisfaction.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1246818. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.