Video: Counting Cottontops

A short video I produced to accompany an article in ‘Nature’ for Dr Len Thomas.

Production goals were:

  • to raise the profile of the study among the general public and hopefully contribute a little to cottontop conservation.
  • to show that statistics can be interesting
  • to demonstrate that there is a topic called “statistical ecology”
  • to highlight the excellent and topical research that’s going on at St Andrews


“… I was incredibly impressed by the professionalism of all of the folks who contributed to the production, particularly Steve. I did not give enough notice, and yet no-one complained. I made a major mistake in what I said, which we only noticed during editing, but the instant decision was to go out and film that section again. Steve worked overtime to get the edit done on time, to high standard. It was all a genuine pleasure.”
Dr Len Thomas


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