Section Congratulates Awardees
Jun Zhu, ENVR Publications Chair
The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) Meeting
Margarita Island, Venezuela, June 20–25, 2010
The theme for the meeting is “Evaluating Our Environment Under Changing Conditions: Methods and Challenges.” A call for papers will be out soon.
International Statistical Ecology Conference
Kent, England, July 2010
Joint Statistical Meetings
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 31–August 5, 2010
During our section’s business meeting and mixer at JSM this year in Washington, DC, our section chair, Gretchen Moisen, presented several awards.
JSM Presentation Award
Jonathon Hobbs, a PhD candidate at Iowa State University, won the JSM Presentation Award for his talk, “Large-Scale Structure in Multiparameter Markov Random Field Models,” which was presented during JSM 2008.
The 2009 JSM Presentation Award was given to Joel Reynolds, a regional biometrician at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, Alaska, for his talk, “Effective and Efficient Monitoring of Steller’s Eiders at Izembek Lagoon, Alaska: Barriers and Pitfalls.” This award will be presented during next year’s JSM in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Young Investigator Award
This year’s winner of the Young Investigator Award is Andrew O. Finley of Michigan State University for innovative research on hierarchical spatial models for large natural resources databases, optimization and application of nearest neighbors techniques for use with remotely sensed and ecological data, and software algorithm development.
Distinguished Achievement Award
This year’s winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award is William F. Christensen of Brigham Young University for promotion of undergraduate research in environmental statistics, outstanding record of collaboration with environmental scientists, innovative research on receptor modeling and pollution source apportionment, and service to the profession.
If you have ideas about topic-contributed sessions, contact ENVR Program Chair Petrutza Caragea at firstname.lastname@example.org.