Noel Cadigan

Assistant Professor of Statistics
cross-appointed with the Centre for Fisheries
Ecosystems Research (CFER) at the Marine Institute
of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ph.D Waterloo (1999)

Phone: (709) 778-0603

Dr. Cadigan graduated in statistics from Memorial University in 1990 and then joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Center in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He left DFO for a few years to complete a PhD in statistics in 1999 at the University of Waterloo. Since then he was a research scientist with DFO and is currently a research scientist at the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) at the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research activities are focused on improving the quantitative basis for fish stock assessment and sustainable fisheries. Dr. Cadigan is interested in supervising graduate students in research related to applied statistics and quantitative problems in renewable resource management.

Area of Research:

Statistical methods for fish stock assessment and sustainable fisheries, including analyses of longitudinal surveys, generalized linear mixed models, state-space models, and nonparametric regression methods.


  1. Cadigan, N. G. and Dowden, J. J. 2010. Statistical inference about relative efficiency from paired-tow survey calibration data. Fish. Bull. 108:15–29.
  2. Cadigan, N.G., and Chen, J. 2010. Kernel regression estimators for nonparametric model calibration in survey sampling. J. Stat. Theor. Appl. 4: 1-25.
  3. Cadigan, N.G. and Tobin, J. 2010. Estimating the negative binomial dispersion parameter with highly stratified surveys. J. Statist. Plan. Infer. 140: 2138-2147.
  4. Bousquet, N., Cadigan, N., Duchesne, T., and Rivest, L.-P. 2010. Detecting and correcting underreported catches in fish stock assessment: trial of a new method. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 67: 1247-1261.
  5. Cadigan, N.G. 2011. Confidence intervals for trawlable abundance from stratified-random bottom trawl surveys. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 68: 781-794.
  6. Cadigan, N.G, and O. Bataineh. 2011. Inference about the ratio of means from paired count data with over-dispersion. Environ. Ecol. Stat. 19: 269-293.


Mathematics and Statistics

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

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