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GEOSTATS: Spatial statistics for production ecology

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  • Gregoire Dubois
    Greetings to all, good news: AI-GEOSTATS is back on the web. I hope its access won t be disturbed anymore with very stupid problems. You will find here under a
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 1999
      Greetings to all,

      good news: AI-GEOSTATS is back on the web.
      I hope its access won't be disturbed anymore with
      very stupid problems.

      You will find here under a conference announcement on
      Spatial statistics for production ecology

      Have a nice week,

      Gregoire

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      A three days conference in Wageningen

      Spatial statistics for production ecology

      GIS, Modelling and Remote Sensing

      19 - 21 April 1999

      Production ecology (PE) aims at competitive production in an
      environmentally
      friendly way. Modern approaches like precision agriculture and integrated
      pest and disease management rely on the use of models. Basic input for
      these
      models is increasingly collected by remote sensing, and also data stored in
      geographical information systems (GIS) are used. GIS is indispensable to
      combine sources of data and to visualize important spatial information. In
      all, modern production ecology leads to decisions that are better supported
      by the most recent agricultural knowledge, and hence to more sustainable
      use
      of land.

      Spatial statistics is important in aspects of production ecology. Spatial
      statistics quantifies uncertainty and supports problem solving in issues of
      scale and spatial modeling. Examples include interpolation of agricultural
      models to field or regional scales, quantification of uncertainty in GIS,
      upscaling, and use of remote sensing images for decision support.

      In association with the International Statistical Institute and sponsored
      by
      the Netherlands Academy of Sciences we organize the international
      conference
      of Spatial Statistics for Production Ecology. The aim of this conference is
      to present up-to-date develop-ments in spatial statistics for PE, to
      present
      on-going research and to discuss important problems to be addressed in the
      near future. Three themes have been distinguished: GIS, Modelling and
      Remote
      Sensing. Distinguished national and international speakers have been
      invited
      to present an overview of state-of-the-art, and researchers will present
      front-line research in any of the three themes.

      web site: http://www.spg.wau.nl/pe/fredumain.htm
      tel. +31-317-484410
      fax. +31-317-482419


      Scientific Committee

      A Stein (Chairman)
      EA Addink
      AK Bregt
      JGPW Clevers
      J Goudriaan

      Place

      The conference takes place in the Wageningen University and Research
      Centre,
      in the new building of the Winand Staring Centre, rooms 1 and 2,
      Droevendaalsesteeg 3, 6708 PB Wageningen. This building has excellent
      conference facilities with all modern equipments for presentations. It now
      also hosts the Wageningen UR Geoinformation Centre that is responsible for
      teaching programmes of geoinformation, takes part in research projects and
      is
      a service centre for geodata . It is situated in the northern part of
      Wageningen and can easily be reached by public transport and by car.

      Proceedings

      Every oral and poster presentation is accompanied by a written scientific
      paper to be sent to the conference secretariat by 1 April 1999 at the
      latest.
      Pre-proceedings are compiled in three volumes, one for each theme, and will
      be delivered at the start of the conference. The papers will be reviewed
      and
      accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Environmental and
      Ecological Statistics, Editor-in-Chief, GP Patil.

      Fee

      The fee for three-days attendance of the congress is Dfl. 250,-. One-day
      registration is possible at the cost of Dfl. 95,-. Fee includes access to
      the
      full congress program, a copy of the pre-proceedings, lunches, coffee and
      tea. and access to the conference dinner at Tuesday night for three-day
      attendants. One-day attendants can join the dinner for Dfl. 60,-.
      Registered
      research students from the CT de Wit Research School of Production Ecology
      will not pay fees but will earn credit points in stead.

      The Program

      The scientific program consists of various types of contributions.

      1. Invited papers to give an overview of the state of the art or of modern
      developments in any of the three themes of the conference. Presentations
      will
      last 40 minutes, and will be followed by a brief 5 min. discussion for
      clarification.

      2. Contributed papers to present front-line research in any of the three
      themes of the conference. Presentations will last 20 minutes and will be
      followed by an extensive 20 minute discussion. In this discussion
      interaction
      among the audience and speakers will be encouraged.

      3. Posters to present the latest developments. These posters will be on
      display all during the conference, and there will be ample time to discuss
      these with the presenting scientists.

      4. General discussions concentrating on all aspects relating to the themes
      of
      the day.

      5. GIS demonstrations to show the latest developments in geographical
      information systems

      In addition there are several social activities, like a welcome reception,
      the conference diner on Tuesday evening, and extended tea and coffee breaks
      and end-of-the-day receptions to allow informal contacts.


      19 April: Spatial statistics and Geographical Information Systems for
      decision support
      convenor: prof AK Bregt

      8.30 - 9.15 (invited paper)
      PA Burrough
      Title not yet available

      9.15 - 9.55
      CJ de Zeeuw et al
      Geo-information for monitoring land use in the Netherlands - changes around
      us or noise in the databases?

      9.55 - 10.30
      Tea and coffee break

      10.30 -11.10
      G Sterk et al
      Wind erosion and spatial variability in pearl millet yield in the Sahel

      11.10 - 11.50
      JW van Groenigen et al
      Optimisation of spatial sampling for model estimation

      11.50 - 12.30
      K de Beurs et al
      A comparision of splining and geostatistics for climate variables: a case
      study of Jalisco, Mexico

      12.30 - 13.30
      Lunch break

      13.30 - 14.15 (invited paper)
      P Kyriakidis
      Stochastic imaging for assessing the impact of imprecise spatial
      information
      on ecological models

      14.15 - 14.55
      WM Khaemba
      Spatial modelling of abundance and distribution of wildlife species in the
      Maasai Mara Ecosystem, Kenya

      14.55 - 15.35
      L Boumans et al
      Nitrate in groundwater in the sandy area of the Netherlands

      15.35 - 16.00
      Tea and coffee break

      16.00 - 17.30
      AK Bregt (coordinator)
      GIS demonstrations

      17.30
      Reception


      20 April: Spatial statistics and agricultural modelling
      Convenors: prof J Goudriaan, prof A Stein

      8.30 - 9.15 (invited paper)
      P Lagacherie et al
      A spatialisation approach using imprecise soil data for modelling crop
      yields
      over vast areas

      9.15 - 10.00 (invited paper)
      A Brix
      Spatial point processes in production ecology

      10.00 - 10.30
      Tea and coffee break

      10.30 - 11.10
      M vd Berg et al
      Assessment of errors in data on moisture retention and effective rooting
      depth, in relation to sugar-cane growth in Sao Paulo State, Brazil

      11.10 - 11.50
      PH Verburg et al
      Spatial variability as a source uncertainty in regional estimates of
      methane
      emissions from rice paddies

      11.50 - 12.30
      L Bechini et al
      Modeling, interpolation and stochastic simulation in space and time of
      global
      solar radiation

      12.30 - 13.30
      Lunch break

      13.30 - 14.15 (invited paper)
      A Saltelli et al
      The scope of senstivity analysis within the modelling process

      14.15 - 14.35
      P Monestiez et al
      Spatial interpolation of climate data taking into account environment of
      weather stations and application to a crop model

      14.35 - 14.55
      RJF van Haren et al
      Effects of spatio-temporal weather variability on predicting agricultural
      production

      14.55 - 15.30
      Discussion of the previous two papers

      15.30 - 15.50
      Tea and coffee break

      15.50 - 16.30
      O Pokrovsky
      On the modelling of the surface energy exchange processes by combined
      "fuzzy
      sets and neural networks" approach

      16.30 - 17.00
      General discussion


      19.00
      Conference diner


      21 April: Spatial statistics and remote sensing for decision support
      Convenors: dr JGPW Clevers, prof SM de Jong

      8.30 - 9.15 (invited paper)
      P Curran
      Remote sensing: Using the spatial domain

      9.15 - 10.00 (invited paper)
      J Dungan
      Predicting vegetation amount using ground and remotely sensed data:
      geostatistical alternatives

      10.00 - 10.30
      Tea and coffee break

      10.30 - 11.10
      EA Addink et al
      A comparison of conventional and geostatistical methods to replace clouded
      pixels in NOAA-AVHRR images

      11.10 - 11.50
      S de Bruin
      Probabilistic remotely sensed land cover data queried using fuzzy set
      theory

      11.50 - 12.30
      JAM Janssen et al
      Fuzzy Mapping of Salt Marsh Vegetation on the Island of Ameland

      12.30 - 13.30
      Lunch break

      13.30 - 14.15 (invited paper)
      FJ Gallego
      The use of satellite images for land cover area estimation

      14.15 - 15.00 (invited paper)
      G Genovese
      Rapid estimates of crop area changes derived from satellite observations

      15.00 - 15.30
      Tea and coffee break

      15.30 - 16.10
      M Guerif, C Duke
      Quantifying the effect of the spatial variability of soils and crops on a
      process of crop model local adjustment using remote sensing

      16.10 - 17.00
      General discussion

      17.00
      Closing


      Registration

      Send attached registration form to the conference secretariat, Ms. T. van
      Hummel, Agricultural University, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, PO Box
      37,
      6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands. Registration closes at 1 April 1999.
      Email: Thea.van.Hummel@..., fax: +31-317-482419


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      Registration form

      Name

      Affiliation

      Address


      Phone/fax

      Email

      Hotel booking: yes/no

      I want to register for the conference Spatial Statistics for Production
      Ecology. Three days registration is Dfl. 250,-, one day registration is
      Dfl.
      95. I intend to stay:

      O Three days
      O 19 April (GIS)
      O 20 April (Modeling)
      O 21 April (Remote Sensing)

      O I wish to join the conference dinner (free for 3 days attendance, dfl.
      60,- for one-day attendance)

      O I wish to present a poster with title




      Total registration fee Dfl.





      .............................................................
      Grégoire Dubois Tel. 39-332-78.99.44
      Joint Research Centre Fax. 39-332-78.54.66
      Environment Inst. TP 321 Email: gregoire.dubois@...
      I-21020 Ispra (Va), ITALY URL: http://curie.ei.jrc.it/
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