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Greg Distiller

Office: PD Hahn 6.67
Tel: +27 21 650 4789

Research Interests: Statistical ecology, Spatial Capture-Recapture

Position: Lecturer

Course Taught

  • STA1000F – Statistics 1000
  • STA1007S - Introductory Statistics for Scientists
  • STA2007H - Study Design & Data Analysis for Scientists
  • STA5055Z – Biostatistics II
  • STA5056Z - Biostatistics III



  • Distiller, Greg, and David L. Borchers. "A spatially explicit capture–recapture estimator for single‐catch traps." Ecology and evolution 5.21 (2015): 5075-5087.
  • Borchers D, Distiller G, Foster R, Harmsen B, and Milazzo L. (2014) Continuous-time spatially explicit capture-recapture models, with an application to a jaguar camera-trap survey. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Volume 5, 7: 656-665. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12196
  • Distiller G, Altwegg R, Crawford RJM, Klages NTW, Barbara Barham B (2012). Factors affecting adult survival and inter-colony movement at the three South African colonies of Cape gannet. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Volume 461: 245-255.
  • Distiller, G., Little F., Barnes K. (2010). Nonlinear Mixed Effects Modeling of Gametocyte Carriage in Patients with Uncomplicated Malaria. Malaria Journal, 9: 60.
  • Saban A, Flisher A, Distiller G (2010). Association between psychopathology and substance use among school-going adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. In Press
  • Krige, Distiller, Kotze (2009). Predictive Factors For Rebleeding And Death In Alcoholic Cirrhotic Patients With Acute Variceal Bleeding: A Multivariate Analysis. World Journal of Surgery, Volume 33, Issue 10 (2009), Page 2127
  • Bowen P, Cattell K, Michell K, Distiller G (2009). Job satisfaction of SA quantity surveyors: Does age make a difference? Journal of contemporary management, 6, 193-213.
  • Bowen P, Cattell K, Distiller G (2008). South African quantity surveyors: issues of gender and race in the workplace. Acta Structilia, 15 (1), 1-21
  • Bowen P, Cattell K, Michell K, Distiller G (2008). Job satisfaction of South African quantity surveyors: is salary a significant factor? Journal of contemporary management, 5, 13-38.
  • Bowen P, Cattell K, Distiller G, Michell K (2007). Job satisfaction of South African quantity surveyors: a racial analysis. Journal of contemporary management, 4, 86-115.
  • Ward, C.L., Martin, E., Theron, C. & Distiller, G.B. (2007). Factors affecting resilience in children exposed to violence. South African Journal of Psychology, 37(1), 165-187.
  • Distiller L, Joffe B, Melville V, Welman T, and Distiller G (2006). Carotid artery intima-media complex thickening in patients with relatively long-surviving type 1 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. 20: 280-284
  • Ward C, Mertens J, Flisher A, Bresick G, Sterling S, Distiller G, and Weisner C (2005). Substance abuse and HIV risk behaviours amongst primary health care service users in Cape Town. South African Psychiatry Review 8: 160-165