SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
|May 23, 2013|
The discipline of environmetrics / environmental statistics covers a vast variety of research areas, all of which arise in the environmental sciences. These areas include animal and plant biology, aquatic ecosystem monitoring, atmospheric science, conservation biology, natural resource management, and pollution impact on public health, to name a few. With pressing problems such as global warming and dwindling populations of numerous species, the integration of biological and statistical methodologies has become vital to the protection of the environment.
While research programs involving both communities are well in place along the two coasts of North America, currently very few exist in between. This workshop features experienced researchers and environmental scientists from existing environmetrics programs who will shed light on the key role of sound statistical methodology in environmental protection. It will provide a primer on the breadth of the discipline instead of a focus on any particular research area within the discipline.
The primary intended outcome of this environmetrics workshop is to raise awareness and interest of environmental scientists and statisticians, particularly those from continental North America, to join forces and integrate their expertise. As the contents of this workshop will minimally overlap with, but highly complement, those of similarly titled workshops such as the NPCDS Workshop on Spatial/Temporal Modelling for Marine Ecological Systems and NPCDS Workshop on Forest Fires and Point Processes, scientists and participants of these recent highly specialized workshops are encouraged to attend our Fields Institute Summer Workshop on Environmetrics to lend their ideas and expertise to help us achieve the intended outcome of raising awareness of the general discipline of environmental statistics.
We hope that this workshop will reach out to related scientific communities and generate enough interest for the creation of a graduate program in environmetrics in central-eastern Canada.
Travel Support Application (deadline to apply was May 18)
Depending on the number of workshop attendees, the following travel funds are available to out-of-town students:
full-time students may receive up to $240 each. In addition please e-mail official proof of full-time status to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 18, 2007. (An e-mail sent directly from a department administrator / faculty member is acceptable.)
A block of rooms at Delta
Hotels has been reserved for participants of the Workshop
with room style "Delta Rooms" at $99+tax for single/double,
but add $20.00 per person over the age of 18 for triple and $40
for quad occupancies.Reserve by June 19 for discounted conference
rate. Click _here_ for
more information on how to make reservations.
The hotel is located in downtown Kitchener, the neighboring city to Waterloo, and is within walking distance to restaurants, markets, and shops. Free shuttle service is offered to and from the Waterloo campus.
Budget on-campus housing
The nearest airports to Kitchener-Waterloo are located one hour northeast in Toronto (YYZ) and 40 minutes southeast in Hamilton (YHM). Major airlines that fly to these cities include Air Canada and WestJet.
For travelers without a vehicle, Airways Transit offers shuttle rides from either airport to Kitchener-Waterloo. Reservations are crucial. Discounted rates are available for groups of two or more.
If there are more than one person traveling, it may be less expensive to use Wright Limousine, Wright can be reached at 519-894 555 or 1-800-328-5501.
A dining and activities guide will be included
in the registration package (pick-up in LHI lobby, July 17, 8:30-9am)
on campus map. The following suggested field trips (courtesy
of Rick Routledge) should be planned before arriving to Waterloo.
Guests should arrange their own trips.