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Title: ESM 206: Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis

1
ESM 206 Environmental Statistics and Data
Analysis
• Christopher Costello
• Bruce Kendall
• Annette Killmer

2
Course Objectives
• Directed at MESM students in Bren School
• Introduce commonly used statistical tools
conditions for use
• Teach how to frame environmentally-motivated
question into testable hypothesis and how to use
• Interpret results of analysis to provide insight
into environmental problems

3
Resources
• Text Manly. 2001. Statistics for Environmental
Science and Management. Chapman and Hall.
• S-Plus statistics package (installed in SCF)

4
Course Format
• Lectures
• 3 per week
• Expected to attend all lectures
• Lecture material applied and motivated with real
environmental problem
• Labs
• 1 per week. T.A. Annette Killmer. In SCF.
• Bring questions dont expect to complete
homework in Lab sessions.

5
• Problem Sets (40)
• 5-6 during quarter (7-10 days each).
• Midterm (25)
• Take home. Own work!
• Final or Paper (35)
• If you choose a term paper
• 3 stages (proposal, progress, final paper)
• Can opt to take final to boost midterm grade

6
Topic Syllabus
• First Half of Course Basic Statistics
• What is statistics?
• Sampling, probability, distributions
• Regression, ANOVA
• Drawing Conclusions from data
• Second Half Special Topics
• Monitoring, Impact Assessment
• Time Series, Spatial Stats
• Risk and Uncertainty

7
Expectations
• Of You
• Participate in class/lab
• Submit assignments on time (no late assignments
• Of Ourselves
• Keep it interesting
• Introduce techniques with real-world examples
• Make ourselves accessible
• Make lecture notes available