Damian Collins is based at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI) and provides statistical advice and support for researchers at EMAI, Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre and Hawkesbury District Office (Richmond). He joined NSW DPI as a biometrician in 1996, after working at the Australian Bureau of Statistics from 1991-5. He completed a PhD in 2008 on generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs) which have important applications in agricultural and biological research. He also provides computational support for other NSW DPI biometricians.
Some of the research I am currently involved in includes:
Ghosn D., Collins D., Baiada C., and Steffe, A. (2012) Catch per unit effort and size composition of striped marlin caught by recreational fisheries in southeast Australian waters. Technical report, NSW Department of Primary Industries Rev 1 (11 July 2012).
Macbeth W.G., Millar R.B., Johnson D.D., Gray C.A., Keech R.S., and Collins D., (2012) Assessment of the relative performance of a square-mesh codend design across multiple vessels in a demersal trawl fishery. Fisheries Research, -, 2012.
Milham P., Dougherty W., Morrison J., Clark R., Smernik R., Doolette A., Burkitt L., Collins D., Alvarez R., and Thomas A. (2012). Soil chemistry: Understanding phosphorus in the environment. Chemistry in Australia, 26-29.
Collins, D (2008), The performance of estimation methods for generalized linear mixed models, Ph.D. thesis, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong.
Lee C, Giles LR, Bryden WL, Downing JA, Collins D and Wynn PC (2005) The effect of active immunization against adrenocorticotropic hormone on cortisol, ß-endorphin, vocalization, and growth in pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 2005 83: 2372-2379
Milham PJ, Jinadasa K, Collins D, Nicholls PJ, Hawkins CA, Wenzel RG, Kaldor CJ, Senn AA, Humphris CS, Fabien J, Conyers MK, Chan KY, Holford P, Conroy JP (2004) Modelling the effects of soil properties on the concentration of Cd extracted by 10 mm CaCl2 from soils of the Sydney Basin. Australian Journal of Soil Research 42, 799–813.
Lemerle D, Cousens RD, Gill GS, Peltzer SJ, Moerkerk M, Murphy CE, Collins D and Cullis BR (2004) Reliability of higher seeding rates of wheat for increased competitiveness with weeds in low rainfall environments. Journal of Agricultural Science 142, 395-409.