EMAP Related STAR Grants
Colorado State University STARMAP, in CSU's Department of Statistics, has three major goals:
- to conduct statistical research related to aquatic resources,
- to train future generations of environmental statisticians,
- and to engage in outreach to the States and Tribes.
One principal objective of STARMAP is to transfer the needed statistical expertise through a combination of supervised application of statistical tools and structured distance-learning techniques, especially with web-based learning materials.
Oregon State University Program: National Research Program on Design-Based/Model-Assisted Survey Methodology for Aquatic Resources
Some current research areas include:
- Small area estimation applied to surveys of lakes, streams, and estuaries
- Estimation of status and trend in condition using complex surveys over time
- Development of new survey design methods to assess ecological condition that incorporate remote sensing and other sources of auxiliary information.
- Development of procedures to account for missing data in probability surveys due to denial of access by landowners and physically inaccessible locations
- Developing procedures for combining probability survey data with non-probability survey data to estimate population characteristics
- Estimating total number of species within a region based on probability survey data.