The environmental statistics section celebrates applications of statistics in the environmental sciences, including ecology, climate sciences, the earth sciences and what not. There has been a long tradition in Australian statistics of making methodological contributions motivated by problems in the environmental sciences, and we are keen to continue this tradition, as well as hearing about funky applications.
This section is a focal point for Australian statisticians with interests in environmental statistics, and we keep section members informed of upcoming events, as well as organising a few of our own, especially around the national conference.
Monthly seminar series
We are organising a monthly seminar series in environmental statistics, where we invite an international speaker to a virtual SSA visit where they present to us on their recent research and take some time to meet interested parties virtually. The seminars are typically scheduled on a Friday between 10am and 4pm Sydney/Melbourne/Hobart time, the precise time depending on the speaker’s availability. Speakers are available before and after their talk for an hour or so to meet SSA researchers, a sign-up sheet will be distributed in the leadup to each talk.
Do you have any suggestions for international speakers you would really like to hear from? Let us know by emailing David Warton.
Tuesday 16th March, 6pm AEST
David Wilkinson (University of Melbourne) - The statistical quandaries of an ecologist: Applied and theoretical statistics for conservation
Friday 8th May, 2pm AEST
James Thorson (NOAA Seattle) - Forecasting nonlocal climate impacts for mobile marine species using extensions to empirical orthogonal function analysis.
Friday 5th June, 2PM EST
Matthew Schofield (University of Otago) - Inferring genetic linkage maps from high-throughput sequencing data.
Friday 30th October, 10AM EDT
Friday 20th November 10AM EDT
Jun Zhu (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – Change-set analysis for spatial clustering in environmental health.
Friday December 4th 10AM EDT
Subhash Lele (University of Alabama) – TBA
Conferences / Meetings
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