STATISTICAL SURVEY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS FOR AQUATIC RESOURCES
September 10 and 11, 2004
at Colorado State University

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AGENDA

{NEARLY FINAL}
UPDATED 9/2/04

PLACE: Room 228, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University Campus. 

Friday 9/10/2004

Registration and Breakfast Snacks:  8:00 – 8:30

Introduction/Welcome/Background  8:30 – 8:45

bullet  Introduction.  Richard Davis, Chair, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University

bullet  Welcome.  Rick Miranda, Dean, College of Natural Sciences, Colorado State University

bullet  Introduction of Attendees.  Scott Urquhart, STARMAP Director, Colorado State University

 Keynote Speaker  8:45 – 9:30

bullet  Methods for Integrating Monitoring and Assessment for the Clean Water Act [305(b)/303(d)] Reporting.  Dan McKenzie, WED, NHEERL, USEPA, Corvallis, OR

Program Overview:  DAMARS:  9:30– 10:15

bullet  Don L. Stevens, Jr., DAMARS Director, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University         

Break   10:15 – 10:45

Program Overview:  STARMAP  10:45 – 11:30

bullet  N. Scott Urquhart, STARMAP Director, Department of Statistics, Colorado  State University.

Lunch:  11:30 –12:30 - in the conference room.  This would be a good time to view the posters arranged around the back of the room.  A list of their titles appears near the end of this agenda.

Session I:   12:30 – 2:30.  MODELING - METHODS.  Chair:  Jennifer Hoeting, Colorado State University

bullet  Nonparametric Survey Regression Estimation Using Penalized Splines.  F. Jay Breidt, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, Jean Opsomer,  Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Giovanna Ranalli and Mark Delorey, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University

bullet  State-Space Models for Biological Monitoring Data.  Devin S. Johnson, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbank, and Jennifer A. Hoeting, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University

bullet  Model Selection for Geostatistical Models.  Andrew A. Merton, Jennifer A. Hoeting, and Richard A. Davis, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University

Break:  2:30 - 3:00

Session II:  3:00 – 5:00.  MODELING - APPLICATIONS.  Chair:  Kathi Georgitis, Oregon State University

bullet  Comparison of Variance Estimators for Two-dimensional, Spatially-structured Sample Designs.  Susan Hornsby and Don L. Stevens, Jr., Department of Statistics, Oregon State University

bullet  Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Seasonal Radio Telemetry Habitat Data. Megan C. Dailey,  Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, and Alix I. Gitelman and Fred L. Ramsey, Oregon State University

bullet  Chain Graphs for Spatial Dependence in Ecological Data.  Alix A. Gitelman.  Department of Statistics, Oregon State University

bullet  A Brief Introduction to Reversible Jump MCMC for Bayesian Networks and an Application.  Stephen Jensen, CleverSet Inc, Corvallis, OR

bullet  Comparison of Design-Based and Model-Based Techniques for Selecting Spatially Balanced Samples of Environmental Resources. Don L. Stevens, Jr., Department of Statistics, Oregon State University




5:30 - 7:30 - hosted reception near the "Water Plaza" one block east of the Lory Student Center.  "Hearty" Hors D'oeuvres, Colorado micro-brews, and Oregon wines.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

PLACE: 167 Rockwell Hall, Colorado State University Campus.

Breakfast Snacks:  7:45 - 8:15 (Rockwell Patio)

Session III:  8:15 – 9:45  MODELING - INDICATORS. Chair:  David Theobald, Natural Resources Laboratory, Colorado State University

bullet  Predicting the Likelihood of Water Quality Impaired Stream Reaches Using Landscape Scale Data and a Hierarchical Methodology.  Erin Posten, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University

bullet  A Framework for Landscape Indicators for Measuring Aquatic Responses.  David Theobald, Natural Resources Laboratory and Department of Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism, Colorado State University

bullet  What is a Multi-Scale Analysis? Implications for Modeling Presence/Absence of Bird Species. Kathi Georgitis and Alix Gitelman, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University,  and Nick P. Danz, Natural Resources Research Center, University of Minnesota Duluth

Break:  9:45 - 10:15 (Rockwell Patio)

Session IV:  10:15 – 12:00 SAMPLING - APPLICATIONS.  Chair:  Virginia Lesser, Oregon State University

bullet  Use of Estimating Equations and Quadratic Inference Functions in Complex Surveys.  Leigh Ann Harrod and Virginia Lesser, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University

bullet  Adjustment Procedures to Account for Non-Ignorable Missing Data in Environmental Surveys.  Breda Munoz and Virginia Lesser,  Department of Statistics, Oregon State University

bullet  A Weighting Class Adjustment Estimator for the Total Under a Stratified Sampling Design in a Continuous Domain.  Breda Munoz and Virginia Lesser,  Department of Statistics, Oregon State University

bullet  Characterizing Design-Based Properties of a Spatial Sample to Qunatify Design-Based Variance of Model-Based Estimators.  Cynthia Cooper, Oregon State University


Lunch - 12:00 - 1:00.  Rockwell Patio

Session V:  1:00 – 2:45 SAMPLING - APPLICATIONS.  Chair:  Leigh Ann Harrod, Oregon State University

bullet  Sampling Strategies for Chinook-salmon Spawning Populations. Jean-Yves (Pip) Courbois, NOAA-Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA

bullet  Spatio-Temporal Modeling of the Abundance of Spawning Coho in Oregon Coastal Streams. Ruben A. Smith, and Don L. Stevens, Jr.,  Department of Statistics, Oregon State University

bullet  Multi-Lag Cluster Enhancement of Fixed Grids for Variogram Estimation in Near Coastal Systems. Kerry J. Ritter and Molly K. Leecaster, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (to be presented by Scott Urquhart, due to an injury of the scheduled speaker)

bullet  Sampling Perennial Streams:  An Application in Model-Based Optimal Design. (Introduction to a Poster)  William J Coar and F. Jay Breidt, Colorado State University


Concluding Discussion & Wrap-Up 2:45 - 3:00

Science Advisory Committee  3:30

Attendance at SAC Meeting is by invitation, only.  Room , Holiday Inn, University Park.


POSTERS

bullet  Sampling Perennial Streams:  An Application in Model-Based Optimal Design.  William J Coar and F. Jay Breidt, Colorado State University

bullet  One-dimensional Point Processes in Ecology.  Jean-Yves (Pip) Courbois, NOAA-Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA

bullet  Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Seasonal Radio Telemetry Habitat Data.  Megan C. Dailey, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, and Alix I. Gitelman, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University.  

bullet  Distribution Function Estimation in Small Areas for Aquatic Resources. Mark J. Delorey, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University. 

bullet  Nonparametric, Model-Assisted Estimation for a Two-Stage Sampling Design.  Mark Delorey and F. Jay Breidt, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University

bullet  What is a multi-scale analysis? Implications for modeling presence/absence of bird species. Kathi Georgitis, Alix Gitelman, Don L. Stevens Jr., Department of Statistics, Oregon State University,  Nick P. Danz, and JoAnn M. Hanowski,  Natural Resources Research Center, Univ of Minnesota Duluth

bullet  Predicting the Likelihood of Water Quality Impaired Stream Reaches Using Landscape Scale Data and a Hierarchical Methodology: a Case Study in the Southern Rocky Mountains.  Erin E. Poston, Department of Geosciences,  David M. Theobald, Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory and Department of Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism, Melinda J. Laituri, and N.S. Urquhart, Department of Statistics, all at Colorado State University

bullet  Two-stage Sampling Designs for Birds in Great Lakes Wetlands.  Ron Regal, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Minnesota Duluth, Don L. Stevens, Jr.,  Dept of Statistics, Oregon State University, Nick P. Danz and JoAnn M. Hanowski, Natural Resources Research Center, Univ of Minnesota Duluth, and Robert W. Howe, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

bullet  Learning Materials for Surface Water Monitoring.  N. Scott Urquhart, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University. 

YEAR 2

bullet  Applications of Nonparametric Survey Regression Estimation in Aquatic Resources. F. Jay Breidt, F.J.,  Siobahn Everson-Stewart, and Alicia A. Johnson, Colorado State University, and Jean D. Opsomer, Iowa State University.  Second Annual Conference: Statistical survey design and analysis for aquatic resources, Corvallis, OR, August 11 - 13, 2003

bullet  A Cost Analysis for Incorporating Human Judgment into Ecological Sampling.   Rebecca A Buchanan and Loveday L. Conquest, University of Washington and Jean-Yves Courbois, NOAA-Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Sciences Center, Seattle, WA.  Research Symposium, Center for Water and Watershed Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, February 6, 2003  (This poster was discussed at the Symposium and judged the runner-up for the Best Poster.)

bullet  Bayesian Belief Networks: Computational Considerations for the Environmental Researcher.  Steve Jensen, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University.  Second Annual Conference: Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources, Corvallis, OR, August 11 - 13, 2003

bullet  Analysis and Modeling of Acid Neutralizing Capacity in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands Area.  Brett Kellum, Jennifer A. Hoeting, and N. Scott Urquhart,  Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.  Second Annual Conference: Statistical survey design and analysis for aquatic resources, Corvallis, OR, August 11 - 13, 2003.

bullet  Assessment of a semi-automated catchment delineation and flow accumulation method.  Mary Kneeland and David T. Theobald, Natural Resources Ecology Lab, Colorado State University.  Second Annual Conference: Statistical survey design and analysis for aquatic resources, Corvallis, OR, August 11 - 13, 2003

bullet  Empirical Orthogonal Functions.  Breda Munoz and Virginia Lesser, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University.  Second Annual Conference: Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources, Corvallis, OR, August 11 - 13, 2003

bullet  Predicting the likelihood of water quality impaired stream reaches using landscape scale data and a hierarchical methodology: A case study in the Southern Rocky Mountains.  Erin E. Poston, Department of Geosciences, David T. Theobald, Natural Resources Laboratory,  Melinda J. Laituri, Department of Geosciences, and N. Scott Urquhart, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University. Second Annual Conference: Statistical survey design and analysis for aquatic resources, Corvallis, OR, August 11 - 13, 2003

bullet  Linking watersheds and streams through functional landscape metrics.  David T. Theobald, Natural Resources Laboratory, Colorado State University.  Second Annual Conference: Statistical survey design and analysis for aquatic resources, Corvallis, OR, August 11 - 13, 2003

bullet  Using Species Area Curves to Understand Taxonomic and Regional Differences.  Jeannie Sifneos, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University, and Denis White, EMAP/WED/NHEERL/ORD/EPA, Corvallis, OR.  Second Annual Conference: Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources, Corvallis, OR, August 11 - 13, 2003

YEAR 1

bullet  Linking Watersheds to Streams: Using a Direct Measure of Flow to Model Hydrological Networks.  Mary Kneeland and David Theobald, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Colorado State University. First Annual Conference: Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources, Colorado State University, September 20- 21, 2002

bullet  Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources:  External Collaborators of the CSU and OSU Programs.  Mary Kneeland, Natural Resources Ecology Lab, and N. Scott Urquhart, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.  First Annual Conference: Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources, Colorado State University, September 20- 21, 2002

bullet  USEPA River Reach File RF3 and USGS Northwest Stream Database.  Barbara J. Rosenbaum, Computer Sciences Corp,  EMAP/WED/NHEERL/ORD/EPA.  Corvallis, OR

bullet  Design and Implementation of Riparian Vegetation Monitoring Along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon.  M.J.C Kearsley and N.S. Urquhart. First Annual Conference: Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources, Colorado State University, September 20- 21, 2002.  Also displayed at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, August 5, 2002.

For further information, please contact:  

N. Scott Urquhart, STARMAP Program Director
Department of Statistics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1877
nsu@stat.colostate.edu
(970) 491-3834

 or

Carolyn Cook, Program Assistant
Department of Statistics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1877
cook@stat.colostate.edu
(970) 491-5269

 

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