Foreword; Preface; 1. Conceptual introduction; 2. Spatio-temporal stochastic processes: definitions and properties; 3. Heterogeneity analysis of spatial point patterns; 4. Heterogeneity analysis of temporal and spatio-temporal point patterns; 5. Heterogeneity analysis of point patterns: process modeling and summary; 6. Heterogeneity analysis of time series; 7. Heterogeneity analysis of spatial surface patterns; 8. Heterogeneity analysis of spatio-temporal surface patterns; 9. Sampling and study design aspects in heterogeneity analysis of surface patterns; 10. Conclusions; Index.
Our living environment continuously changes in space and time. This book explains how to capture and assess these changes.
Pierre R. L. Dutilleul is Professor, Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Associate Member, McGill School of Environment and Associate Member, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University.
'Pierre Dutilleul has written a book that has a friendly style,
includes pertinent examples as well as explanations and motivations
... I know of no other book quite like it. I recommend the book
highly to students, teachers and researchers in fields including
biology, ecology and environmental science as well as in mainstream
and applied statistics.' David Brillinger, University of
'Dutilleul's book achieves the goal of minimizing the conceptual distance between the biologist and the applied statistician ...' Plant Science Bulletin