Robert Emmet grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, and holds a BA in Mathematics and Statistics as well as Classical Studies from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. When he’s not doing research, Robert enjoys hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, reading and baking. He also writes poetry, particularly about the parts of New England where he grew up.
Robert’s research interests cover a wide variety of statistical techniques for studying wildlife population and community ecology. He is generally focused on developing and testing hierarchical models of wildlife distribution and abundance. Within this area of research, he is particularly interested in estimating the distribution and abundance of rare, cryptic or highly mobile species.