Dr Philipp Boersch‑Supan

Quantitative Ecologist

Publications etc.

Papers   Preprints   R Vignettes   Software   Presentations  

My Orcid ID is 0000-0001-6723-6833.
My Google Scholar Profile is here.
(Social) Media coverage of my publications is summarised on Impactstory.  

Preprints & other forthcoming manuscripts 

PH Boersch-Supan, LR Johnson
A tutorial on Bayesian inference for dynamic energy budget models
Submitted to the Journal of Sea Research
bioRxiv:259705 Free preprint

SB Borrelle, HP Jones, PH Boersch-Supan, DR Towns
Seabird island nitroscapes: predictors of the distribution of seabird nutrient enrichment in soils and leaves
Submitted to the New Zealand Journal of Ecology
Manuscript available on request

“A manuscript modelling ranavirus prevalence in free-living amphibians”
(Currently undergoing double blind review)
Manuscript available on request

Peer-reviewed articles 

  1. Boersch-Supan PH, Johnson LR, Phillips RA, Ryan SJ
    Surface temperatures of albatross eggs and nests
    Emu - Austral Ornithology
    DOI:10.1080/01584197.2017.1406311Free preprint

  2. Ryan SJ, Lippi CA, Boersch-Supan PH, Heydari N, Silva N, Adrian J, Noblecilla LF, Ayala EB, Encalada M, Larsen DA, Krisher JT, Krisher L, Fregosi L, Stewart-Ibarra AM (2017) Quantifying Seasonal and Diel Variation in Anopheline and Culex Human Biting Rates in Southern Ecuador.
    Malaria Journal 16:479
    DOI:10.1186/s12936-017-2121-4 Open access

  3. Johnson LR, Boersch-Supan PH, Phillips RA, Ryan SJ (2017):
    Changing measurements or changing movements? Sampling scale and movement model identifiability across multiple generations of biologging technology.
    Ecology and Evolution 7:9257–9266
    DOI:10.1002/ece3.3461 Open access

  4. Sydeman WJ, Thompson SA, Anker-Nilssen T, Arimitsu M, Bennison A, Bertrand S, Boersch-Supan P, Boyd C, Bransome NC, Crawford RJ, Daunt F, Furness RW, Gianuca D, Gladics A, Koehn L, Lang JW, Logerwell E, Morris TL, Phillips EM, Provencher J, Punt AE, Saraux C, Shannon L, Sherley RB, Simeone A, Wanless RM, Wanless S, Zador S (2017):
    Best Practices for Assessing Forage Fish Fisheries - Seabird Resource Competition.
    Fisheries Research 194:209–221
    DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2017.05.018

  5. Djurhuus A, Boersch-Supan PH, Mikalsen S, Rogers AD (2017):
    Microbial biogeography tracks water-mass features of a dynamic oceanic frontal system.
    Royal Society Open Science 4:170033
    DOI:10.1098/rsos.170033 Open access

  6. Rogers A, Alvheim O, Bemanaja E, Benivary D, Boersch-Supan PH, Bornman T, Cedras R, Du Plessis N, Gotheil S, Høines A, Kemp K, Kristiansen J, Letessier T, Mangar V, Mazungula N, Mørk T, Pinet P, Pollard R, Read J, Sonnekus T (2017):
    Pelagic communities of the South West Indian Ocean seamounts: R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen Cruise 2009-410.
    Deep Sea Research II 136:5-35
    DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.12.010 Free Abstract

  7. Borrelle SB, Boersch-Supan PH, Gaskin CP, Towns DR (2016):
    Influences on recovery of seabirds to islands eradicated of invasive predators, with a focus on Procellariiformes.
    Oryx
    DOI:10.1017/S0030605316000880 Free Abstract

  8. Boersch-Supan PH, Ryan SJ, Johnson LR (2016):
    deBInfer: Bayesian inference for dynamical models of biological systems in R
    Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:511–518
    DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12679 Open access

  9. Boersch-Supan PH (2016)
    rucrdtw: Fast time series subsequence search in R
    Journal of Open Source Software 1(7):100
    DOI:10.21105/joss.00100 Open access

  10. Letessier TB, Cox MJ, Meeuwig JJ, Boersch-Supan PH, Brierley AS (2016):
    Enhanced pelagic biomass around coral atolls.
    Marine Ecology Progress Series 546:271-276
    DOI:10.3354/meps11675 Free preprint

  11. Boersch-Supan PH, Rogers AD and Brierley AS (2015):
    The distribution of pelagic scattering layers across the Southwest Indian Ocean.
    Deep Sea Research II 136:108-121
    DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.06.023 Free preprint

  12. Letessier TB, De Grave S, Boersch-Supan PH, Kemp KM, Brierley AS, Rogers AD (2015):
    Seamount influences on mid-water shrimps (Decapoda) and gnathophausiids (Lophogastridea) of the South-West Indian Ridge
    Deep Sea Research II 136:85-97
    DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.05.009

  13. Laptikovsky V, Boersch-Supan PH, Bolstad K, Kemp KM, Letessier TB, Rogers AD (2015):
    Cephalopods of the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge: a hotspot of biological diversity and absence of endemism.
    Deep Sea Research II 136:98-107
    DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.07.002

  14. Boersch-Supan PH, Boehme L, Read JF, Rogers AD and Brierley AS (2012).
    Elephant seal foraging dives track prey distribution, not temperature: Comment on McIntyre et al. (2011)
    Marine Ecology Progress Series 461:293-298
    DOI:10.3354/meps09890 Free preprint

  15. Rogers AD, Tyler PA, Connelly DP, Copley JT, James R, Larter RD, Linse K, Mills RA, Naveira-Garabato A, Pancost RD, Pearce DA, Polunin NVC, German CR, Shank T, Boersch-Supan PH, Alker B, Aquilina A, Bennett SA, Clarke A, Dinley RJJ, Graham ACG, Green D, Hawkes JA, Hepburn L, Hilario A, Huvenne VAI, Marsh L, Ramirez-Llodra E, Reid WDK, Roterman CN, Sweeting CJ, Thatje S, Zwirglmaier K (2012):
    The discovery of new deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities in the Southern Ocean and implications for biogeography.
    PLoS Biology 10(1):e1001234
    DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001234 Open Access

R Vignettes 

Vignettes are a type of long-form documentation in the R world. They are a bit like a book chapter or an academic paper, but are usually more explicit on the computational details. I have written or co-authored the following vignettes:

deBInfer: Bayesian inference for differential equation models

Bayesian inference for a population growth model of the chytrid fungus
Bayesian inference for the logistic growth model
Speeding up parameter inference with compiled models

Using rucrdtw

Selected Presentations 

Surface temperatures of albatross eggs and nests
Slides presented at the 3rd World Seabird Twitter Conference

Linking seabird energetics to population dynamics
Poster presented at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Unifying Ecology Across Scales, Biddeford, ME.

deBInfer: Bayesian inference for dynamical models of biological systems in R
Poster presented at the International Society for Bayesian Analysis 2016 Conference

Changing measurements of changing movements? - Detecting movement patterns across multiple generations of tracking technology
Poster presented at the International Statistical Ecology Conference, Seattle, 06/2016

Unravelling physiological and ecological determinants of albatross chick growth
Slides presented at the World Seabird Conference, Capetown, 11/2015
Twitter version from the World Seabird Twitter Conference

Modelling the bioenergetics and foraging behaviours of albatrosses
Poster presented at the Dynamic Energy Budget Theory Symposium in Marseilles, 05/2015