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Preliminary Invited Program





TIES President's Invited Lecture

Alison Cullen, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

The role of quantitative and precautionary analysis in environmental decision making


TIES J. Stuart Hunter Lecture

Richard L. Smith, North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Bayesian kriging and Bayesian network design


Spatial Accuracy Invited Speaker

Kim Lowell, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada

Why aren't we making better use of uncertainty information in decision-making?


Spatial Accuracy Invited Speaker

Pierre Goovaerts, Biomedware, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Modeling uncertainty about pollutant concentration and human exposure using geostatistics and a space-time information system: Application to arsenic in groundwater of southeast Michigan




Session title: "Current directions in space-time process modelling"

Organizer: Jim Zidek, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada



Montserrat Fuentes, North Carolina State University

Spatial-temporal modeling of the association between speciated fine particles and human health effects


            Mark Berliner, Ohio State University

            Physical statistical environmental modeling


Jonathan Stroud, University of Pennsylvania

Ensemble Kalman Filtering for High-Dimensional Space-Time Models


Session title: "Space-time predictions

Organizer: Gerard Heuvelink, Wageningen University, The Netherlands



Donald Myers, University of Arizona

Estimating and modeling space-time variograms


Marc G. Genton, North Carolina State University

            Separable approximations of space-time covariances

Catherine Calder, Ohio State University

Efficient posterior inference and prediction of space-time processes using dynamic process convolution

Session title: "Environmental standards and assessment of goal achievement"

Organizer: Anders Grimvall, Linköping University, Sweden



            Anders Grimvall, Linkˆping University, Sweden
            Assessing progress towards environmental objectives


Alessandro Fasso, University of Bergamo, Italy

 Particulate matters spatio-temporal modelling and air quality standards


Michael W. Palmer, Oklahoma State University, USA

 The assessment of the biodiversity of nature reserves: Problems and


Session title: "Forest wildfire"

Organizer: Ronald E. McRoberts, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA



            David Brillinger, University of California, Berkeley

            Wildfire chances and probabilistic assessment

J. A. Quintanilha

 Wildfire threats count analysis by longitudinal models


            Susan I. Stewart, Roger Hammer, and Volker Radeloff

            Sensitivity analysis of a policy-based definition of the wildland-urban interface

Session title: "Issues of spatial scale in environmental data analysis"

Organizer: Marian Scott, University of Glasgow, Scotland


E. M. Scott, University of Glasgow, Scotland

 Spatial scale and its effects on comparisons of airborne and ground-based gamma-ray spectrometry for mapping environmental radioactivity

Li Chen

 Hierarchical Bayesian spatio-temporal modeling for wind data


R. I. Smith, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, Scotland

            Issues of spatial scale in rural air pollution monitoring and modeling

Session title: SPRUCE Invited Paper Session:"Monitoring Environmental Standards"

Organizer: Richard L. Smith, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


            Zhengyuan Zhu, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

            Network design for prediction with estimated parameters


Peter Guttorp, University of Washington, Seattle

Setting environmental standards: some case studies and a research plan

Dale Zimmerman, University of Iowa

            Network design for semivariogram estimation, kriging, and estimated kriging