Handbook of Statistics 12: Environmental Statistics

Edited by

  • G.P. Patil
  • C.R. Rao, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Environmental statistics is in a take-off stage both for reasons of societal challenge and statistical opportunity. Environmental statistics is increasingly demanding non-traditional and innovative statistical approaches. This is partly because, unlike in many hard sciences, environmental studies involve space, time, and locally ingenious environmental sampling and monitoring. Also, environmental statistics must satisfy environmental policy research in addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary environmental research. The chapters written by several outstanding professionals involved in statistics and the environment discuss the current state of the art in different areas of environmental statistics and provide new perspectives and problems for future research, training, policy, and regulation involving statistics and the environment.

The book is valuable to researchers, teachers, consultants and graduate students in statistics, environmental statistics, statistical ecology, and quantitative environmental sciences. It is a useful reference work for academia, industries, governmental agencies, laboratories and libraries.

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Book information

  • Published: February 1994
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-89803-6


The chapters specially prepared by several outstanding professionals involved in statistics and environment discuss the currernt state of the art in different areas of environmental statistics and provide new perspectives and problems for future research, training, policy and regulation.
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Table of Contents

Environmental Statistics as an Emerging Subject Area. Environmetrics: An emerging science (J.S. Hunter). A national center for statistical ecology and environmental statistics: A center without walls (G.P. Patil). Environmental Sampling and Design. Replicate measurements for data quality and environmental modeling (W.S. Liggett). Design and analysis of composite sampling procedures; A review (G. Lovison et al.). Ranked set sampling (G.P. Patil et al.). Environmental adaptive sampling (G.A.F. Seber, S.K. Thompson). Statistical analysis of censored environmental data (M.G. Akritas et al.). Environmental Monitoring. Biological monitoring: Statistical issues and models (E.P. Smith). Environmental sampling and monitoring (S.V. Stehman, W.S. Overton). Statistical Ecology. Ecological statistics (B.F.J. Manly). Forest biometrics (H.E. Burkhart, T.G. Gregoire). Ecological diversity and forest management (J.H. Gove et al.). Ornithological statistics (Ph.M. North). Environmental Biometrics. Statistical methods in developmental toxicology (P.J. Catalano, L.M. Ryan). Environmental biometry: Assessing impacts of environmental stimuli via airmail and microbial laboratory studies (W.W. Piegorsch). Systems Modeling and Analysis. Stochasticity in deterministic models (J.J.M. Bedaux, S.A.L.M. Kooijman). Compartmental models of ecological and environmental systems (J.H. Matis, T.E. Wehrly). Environmental remote sensing and geographic information systems-based modeling (W.L. Myers). Spatial Statistics. Regression analysis of spatially correlated data: The Kanawha County Health Study (C.A. Donnelly et al.). Methods for estimating heterogeneous spatial covariance functions with environmental applications (P. Guttorp, P.D. Sampson). Statistical Issues and Methods. Meta-Analysis in environmental statistics (V. Hasselblad). Statistical methods in atmospheric science (A.R. Solow). Statistics with agricultural pests and environmental impacts (L.J. Young, J.H. Young). Statistics in Environmental Regulation. A crystal cube for coastal and estuarine degradation: Selection of endpoints and development of indices for use in decision making (M.T. Boswell et al.). How does scientific information in general and statistical information in particular input to the environmental regulatory process? (C.R. Cothern). Environmental regulatory statistics (Ch.B. Davis). An overview of statistical issues related to environmental clean-up (R.O. Gilbert). Environmental risk estimation and policy decisions (H. Lacayo Jr.).