Environmental Statistics Section


The Environmental Statistics Section was originally formed as a Study Group in 1996 under the auspices of the General Applications Section, but now has full section status. 


The aims and objectives of the Section are:

  • Act as a national focus for statisticians involved in environmental work.
  • To contribute to statistical thinking to understand current environmental issues.
  • To foster interaction between the statistics and environmental science communities, with a view to identifying key statistical challenges and promoting the uptake of modern statistical methods throughout the environmental sciences.
  • To organise meetings in London and elsewhere.
  • To maintain the ENVSTAT mailing list.


Chair:  Alison Johnston (Cornell University and Cambridge University)
Vice Chair: Peter Henrys (Centre For Ecology & Hydrology)
Secretary: Adam Butler (BIOSS)
Meetings Secretary: Michael Spence (University of Sheffield)

Committee members

Lee Fawcett
Sarah Heaps 
Duncan Lee 
Ilaria Prosdocimi 
Phil Sansom
Mike Spencer 
Rick Stafford 
Ben Swallow 
Malcolm Hall (Council representative)

Future meetings

View our events calendar: statslife.org.uk/environmental-statistics-section

News and meeting reports

View news about the section and reports from our meetings

Additional information

Mailing list: ENVSTAT
Website: rss-environmental.github.io
Twitter: RSS_ESS