ENVR/EnviBayes Workshop on Bayesian Environmetrics


The Workshop on Bayesian Environmetrics will serve as the next biennial workshop of the Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the first meeting of the new Section on Environmental Sciences (EnviBayes) of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA).  The workshop will bring together environmetricians from across the world to discuss state-of-the-art Bayesian statistical methods applied to problems ranging from climate sciences to ecology to environmental health to natural resources management.  The aim is to have a diverse collection of participants from academia, government, and industry, with a large number of students and junior researchers in attendance.  The workshop will be held at the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.  A short course on Dynamic Space-Time Modeling will be offered by Chris Wikle on Thursday afternoon.

When: Thursday, March 31 - Saturday, April 2, 2016

Where: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Organizing Committee

Kate Calder, The Ohio State University (Committee Chair, 2015 ENVR Chair, 2016 EnviBayes Chair-Elect)
Candace Berrett, Brigham Young University (2015 EnviBayes Program Chair, 2015-2016 ENVR Publications Chair)
Peter Craigmile, The Ohio State University
Doug Nychka, NCAR
Bruno Sanso, UC Santa Cruz (2015 EnviBayes Chair)
Chris Wikle, University of Missouri

Financial Support

Financial and other support for the workshop is being provided by ENVR, EnviBayes, STATMOS, the Ohio State University Department of Statistics, and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute.




In June 2015, Mark Berliner retired from the faculty at Ohio State after more than 30 years of service.  The workshop will celebrate his many contributions to Bayesian environmetrics through a special invited session on Physical Statistical Modeling and the workshop dinner will be held in his honor.