Statistical Methods for Trend Detection and Analysis in the Environmental Sciences (Statistics in Practice)
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The need to understand and quantify change is fundamental throughout the environmental sciences. The Author of this Book is Marian Scott, Richard Chandler This might involve describing past variation, understanding the mechanisms underlying observed changes, making projections of possible future change, or monitoring the effect of intervening in some environmental system. Array ISBN . This book provides an overview of modern statistical techniques that may be relevant in problems of this nature. Statistical Methods for Trend Detection and Analysis in the Environmental Sciences (Statistics in Practice) available in English. Practitioners studying environmental change will be familiar with many classical statistical procedures for the detection and estimation of trends. However, the ever increasing capacity to collect and process vast amounts of environmental information has led to growing awareness that such procedures are limited in the insights that they can deliver. At the same time, significant developments in statistical methodology have often been widely dispersed in the statistical literature and have therefore received limited exposure in the environmental science community. This book aims to provide a thorough but accessible review of these developments. It is split into two parts: the first provides an introduction to this area and the second part presents a collection of case studies illustrating the practical application of modern statistical approaches to the analysis of trends in real studies.