Associate Professor Brian Hugh McArdle

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Honorary, Academic

Biography

After a Zoology BSc and an ecological PhD thesis (supervisor: John H. Lawton) at the University of York (U.K), in 1977 I was appointed biometrician in the Zoology (later Biology) Department at Auckland. Here I stayed till 1999 when I moved up to the Department of Statistics.

Research | Current

I am primarily an ecological statistician though much of the time I act as a general statistical consultant, with experience of talking to all parts of the scientific community particularly life scientists. I am as at home talking to doctors and biologists as I am talking to statisticians.

My main interests are in the general use of statistics in the life sciences. My research focuses on multivariate statistics and the collection and analysis of observational data, but much of my consulting work is on the analysis of designed experiments/surveys. I have a wide practical experience of applied statistics ranging from spatial statistics to Monte Carlo Markov Chains, from multivariate methods to generalised linear mixed models.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zhang, M., Lapierre, C., Nouxman, N. L., Nieuwoudt, M. K., Smith, B. G., Chavan, R. R., ... Harris, P. J. (2017). Location and characterization of lignin in tracheid cell walls of radiata pine (Pinus radiata D. Don) compression woods. Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB, 118, 187-198. 10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.06.012
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ramesh Chavan, Michel Nieuwoudt, Philip Harris
  • Zhang, M., Chavan, R. R., Smith, B. G., McArdle, B. H., & Harris, P. J. (2016). Tracheid cell-wall structures and locations of (1 → 4)-β-D-galactans and (1 → 3)-β-D-glucans in compression woods of radiata pine (Pinus radiata D. Don). BMC Plant Biology, 16, 1-18. 10.1186/s12870-016-0884-3
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30981
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Philip Harris, Ramesh Chavan
  • Kim, W., McArdle, B. H., Kawcak, C. E., McIlwraith, C. W., Firth, E. C., & Broom, N. D. (2013). Histomorphometric evaluation of the effect of early exercise on subchondral vascularity in the third carpal bone of horses. Am J Vet Res, 74 (4), 542-549. 10.2460/ajvr.74.4.542
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Neil Broom, Elwyn Firth
  • Poppitt, S. D., Strik, C. M., McArdle, B. H., McGill, A.-T., & Hall, R. S. (2013). Evidence of enhanced serum amino acid profile but not appetite suppression by dietary glycomacropeptide (GMP): a comparison of dairy whey proteins. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 32 (3), 177-186. 10.1080/07315724.2013.791186
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22731
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sally Poppitt
  • Goh, Y. W., McKelvie, J., McArdle, B., Wang, E., & McGhee, C. (2012). HIGHER ORDER ABERRATIONS PRODUCED BY DUAL ASPHERIC INTRAOCULAR LENS COMPLEXES. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, 40, 54-55.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Charles McGhee
  • Pinca, S., Kronen, M., Magron, F., Mcardle, B., Vigliola, L., Kulbicki, M., & Andréfouët S (2012). Relative importance of habitat and fishing in influencing reef fish communities across seventeen Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Fish and Fisheries, 13 (4), 361-379. 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00425.x
  • McKelvie, J., McArdle, B., & McGhee, C. (2012). Author reply. Ophthalmology, 119 (6)10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.02.019
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Charles McGhee
  • Kronen, M., Pinca, S., Magron, F., McArdle, B., Vunisea, A., Vigliola, L., ... Andréfouët S (2012). Socio-economic and fishery indicators to identify and monitor artisanal finfishing pressure in Pacific Island countries and territories. Ocean and Coastal Management, 55, 63-73. 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2011.07.011