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GLEC researchers are expert at addressing complex environmental problems through applied statistics, biostatistics, and geostatistics.

Examples of applied statistics include:

  • Identifying relevant patterns, such as the decline in maximum abundance of a species associated with increasing concentrations of a pollutant
  • Testing hypotheses, such as contamination effects on species reproduction compared to reference sites
  • Developing predictive models, such as the formula for projecting bioaccumulation of a metal in animal tissues

Rigorous statistical methods are used in toxicity assays, environmental surveys, and modeling exercises. Statistical expertise includes:

  • Design and analysis of laboratory toxicity assays, including probit, logistic, and nonlinear regression, survival analysis, ANOVA, and mixed-effects models
  • Design and analysis of environmental surveys - sampling design and estimation methods
  • Estimates of adequate sample sizes - power analyses
  • GIS based geostatistical analysis and interpolation Monte Carlo simulations to address variability and uncertainty

 

Contact: Doug Endicott, Principal Research Scientist
Click to Email     231-941-2230

Capabilities

Statistics

Biostatistics

Geospatial Statistics

Modeling and Simulations

 

Clients

U.S. EPA

Michigan DEQ

Municipal Wastewater Dischargers

Lake Associations