Cross-disciplinary statistical applications in the Anthropocene
The objective of this workshop is to enhance collaboration among ecologists, environmental scientists, applied statisticians, and economists to promote the sharing and development of analytical methods across disciplines in an effort to tackle wicked problems in an era of big data. The transfer of methods across disciplines will provide novel ways of addressing longstanding questions in both basic ecological and economic research, while interdisciplinary collaborations to develop analytical methods will lead to transformative approaches for solving complex socio-environmental problems. Within the workshop, participants will compare statistical techniques used to determine causality by the different disciplines, and identify their comparative advantages and drawbacks. The workshop will address: What novel socio-environmental research opportunities exist at the interface of ecology and economics that are facilitated by sharing statistical methods across disciplines, as well as rapid advances in high spatial and temporal resolution datasets on social and ecological systems.