F&ES 510a

Introduction to Statistics in the Environmental Sciences

2014-2015
Credits: 3 Fall 2014: Tu,Th, 11:30-12:50, Burke Aud
 
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An introduction to probability and statistics with emphasis on applications in forestry and environmental sciences. Includes methods of graphical analysis, introduction of common probability distributions, and hypothesis testing. The final third of the course introduces the topics of regression and analysis of variance that are covered more thoroughly in F&ES 753b. . There are weekly problem sets using MINITAB software, as well as a final project.  Three hours lecture.

This course is a prerequisite for more advanced statistics courses, and it presents statistical methods used in many the School’s courses in both the natural and social sciences.

F&ES 510 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 753: Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
F&ES 753: Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
F&ES 757: Statistical Design of Experiments 
F&ES 758: Multivariate Statistical Analysis in the Environmental Sciences