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Environmental and Ecological Statistics

Environmental and Ecological Statistics

Editors-in-Chief: P. Dutilleul; B.F.J. Manly

ISSN: 1352-8505 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-3009 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10651

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Timothy Gregoire, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, CT


Vic Barnett, School of Computing and Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, UK; Lynne Billard, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia; S. T. Buckland, School of Mathematics and Statistics, St. Andrews, UK; Raymond Carroll, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University; George Casella, Department of Statistics, University of Florida; Lawrence H. Cox, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, MD; A. H. El-Shaarawi, National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Canada; Alan Gelfand, ISDS, Duke University, NC; Timothy G. Gregoire, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, CT; David Hoel, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina; Pierre Legendre, Dépt de Sci Biologiques, Université de Montréal, Canada; Simon Levin, Department of Ecological and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, NJ; Rick A.Linthurst, Office of the Inspector General U.S. EPA, NC; Marc Mangel, Department of Applied Math & Statistics, UCSC, CA; K. V. Mardia, Department of Statistics, University of Leeds, UK; Sir Robert May, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK; Laszlo Orloci, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Joe Perry, Department of Entomology & Nematology, Rothamsted Exp Station, UK; Christopher Portier, Laboratory of Quant. & Comp. Biology, NIEHS, NC; C. R. Rao, Department of Statistics, Penn State University, PA; N. Phillip Ross, Office of Environment Information, U.S EPA, Washington, DC; Orazio Rossi, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Parma, Italy; Louise M.Ryan, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, MA; P. K.Sen, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina; Daniel Simberloff, Department of Ecology & Evolution Biology, University of Tennessee; Wolfgang Urfer, Department of Statistics, University of Dortmund, Germany; James V.Zidek, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, Canada.


Lucio Barabesi, Dipart di Metodi Quant, Univ degli Studi di Siena, Italy; George Christakos, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, University of North Carolina; Brian C. Dennis, Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho; Peter Guttorp, Department of Statistics, University of Washington; Ralph Kodell, Division of Biom & Risk Assessment, National Center for Toxic Research, AR; Andrew B. Lawson, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of South Carolina; Subhash Lele, Department of Math Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada; B. F. J. Manly, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., Laramie, WY; James H. Matis, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University; Donald E. Myers, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona; Anthony R. Olsen, National Health & Env. Effects Research Lab, U.S. EPA, OR; Walter W. Piegorsch, Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics, University of Arizona ; Bo Ranneby, Centre of Biostochastics, Swedish University of Agri. Science, Sweden; Paul D. Sampson, Department of Statistics, University of Washington; B. K. Sinha, Department of Math & Statistics, University of Maryland; Eric P. Smith, Department of Statistics, VPI & SU, VA; Andrew Solow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA; Stephen V. Stehman, Department of Forestry, State University of New York; Alfred Stein, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; N. Scott Urquhart, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University; Linda J. Young, Department of Statistics, University of Florida; Dale L. Zimmerman, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa.


F. Jay Breidt, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University; Richard D. DeVeaux, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Williams College, MA; Sharad Gore, Department of Statistics, University of Poona, India; Jeffrey Gove, Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, NH; Edwin J. Green, Department of Ecology, Evol. & Nat. Res., Cook College-Rutgers, NJ; Dennis R. Helsel, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO; Michael L. Lavine, Institute of Statistics & Decision Science, Duke University, NC; Jean Dominique Lebreton, CNRS/CEFE, Montpellier, France; Ernst Linder, Department of Math and Statistics, University of New Hampshire; Lyman McDonald, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., Laramie, WY; Wayne L. Myers, Penn State Institutes of Environment, PA; Stephen L. Rathbun, Department of Statistics, Penn State University, PA; Kenneth H. Reckhow, School of the Environment, Duke University, NC; Martin S. Ridout, Institute of Math Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Kent, UK; Woollcott K. Smith, Department of Statistics, Temple University, PA; Brajendra C. Sutradhar, Department of Math and Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland,Canada; Lance A. Waller, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, GA.


John Carson, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Findlay, OH; Chad L. Cross, Landscape Ecology Branch, U.S. EPA, NV; Pierre Dutilleul, Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Canada; Marie-Josee Fortin, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Canada; Qiong Gao, Institute of Resources Science, Beijing Normal University, China; John Haslett, Statistics Department, Trinity College, UK; G. B. M. Heuvelink, Lab Soil Science and Geology, Wageningen University,The Netherlands; Michael Koehl, Institute of Wood and Forest Science, University of Hamburg, Germany; Bai-Lian Li, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California; Reza Modarres, Department of Statistics, George Washington University, Washington, DC; Janos Podani, Department of Plant Tax & Ecology, L. Eotvos University, Hungary; Allan Stewart-Oaten, Biology Department, University of California at Santa Barbara; George Sugihara, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA; Mark Taper, Department of Ecology, Montana State University/Bozeman; Hans Wackernagel, Centre de Geostatistique, Ecole Natl Superieure des Mines, France

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    Environmental and Ecological Statistics publishes papers on practical applications of statistics and related quantitative methods to environmental science addressing contemporary issues.
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    Besides clarity of exposition, a single most important criterion for publication is the appropriateness of the statistical method to the particular environmental problem. The Journal covers all aspects of the collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of environmental data for research, policy and regulation. The Journal is cross-disciplinary within the context of contemporary environmental issues and the associated statistical tools, concepts and methods. The Journal broadly covers theory and methods, case studies and applications, environmental change and statistical ecology, environmental health statistics and stochastics, and related areas. Special features include invited discussion papers; research communications; technical notes and consultation corner; mini-reviews; letters to the Editor; news, views and announcements; hardware and software reviews; data management etc.

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