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: Eleni Matechou
Vice Chair: Peter Henrys
Secretary: Adam Butler
Meetings Secretary: Ben Swallow

Committee members

Lee Fawcett
Adam Griffin
Alison Johnston
Phil Sansom (Discussion meetings representative)
Theresa Smith
Mike Spence
Mike Spencer
Rick Stafford
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

Annual Report 2018
Mailing list: ENVSTAT
Website: rss-environmental.github.io
Twitter: RSS_ESS