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Section Welcomes Members, Nominations, JSM Contributed Abstracts

1 January 2011 2,451 views No Comment
Margaret Short, ENVR Publications Chair

Call for Contributed Papers
The Joint Statistical Meetings will take place in Miami Beach, Florida, from July 30 to August 4. ENVR welcomes submissions that feature environmental themes and applications. Abstract submission closes on February 1.

The ASA Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) would like to welcome all our new members and encourage anyone interested in environmental problems to join. There are many critical problems facing our environment, including oil spills, endangered species, and the lack of clean energy. We anticipate continued strong job growth in this area for many years to come.

ENVR offers many benefits, including our semiannual conferences. In October of 2010, we held the latest ENVR conference in Boulder, Colorado. Leading and up-and-coming environmental statisticians gave presentations and posters at this conference. We also have well-attended invited sessions and mixer events at each year’s JSM. In short, ENVR is a great way to network with other statisticians who are working on important and interesting statistical problems.

Distinguished Achievement Award

ENVR seeks nominations for the Distinguished Achievement Award, which is given to a member in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of methods, issues, concepts, applications, and initiatives of environmental statistics.

We use a broad definition of environmental statistics—from theoretical/foundational through applications and policy—and seek to recognize the full range of activities of academic, government, and industrial statisticians and scientists engaged in statistics and the environment. Environmental statistics is interdisciplinary and outstanding contributions may occur outside of traditional niches defined by disciplines.

To be eligible for the Distinguished Achievement Award, nominees must have made distinguished contributions to environmental statistics; joined ENVR at least three years prior to June 1, 2011; and not have received the award in a previous year.

The committee considers only those members for whom nominations are submitted. Committee members do not offer nominations, but encourage members to make a thorough search for good candidates.

Nomination materials should consist of a nomination letter featuring the nominee’s contributions to environmental statistics, a CV of five or fewer pages for the nominee, and up to three supporting letters.

Nominations must be received by March 31 as a PDF document (preferred) or Word file. If submitting as hard copy, send the original and five copies. Submit nominations to Ronald E. McRoberts at rmcroberts@fs.fed.us or Northern Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, 1992 Folwell Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55108.

The award is a certificate of achievement and a medal in antique bronze, with the Section’s logo die-stamped on one side and the ASA’s logo on the opposite side. The medals are awarded as a special event at the reception following the annual section business meeting at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami Beach, Florida.

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