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Theory of Spatial Statistics

A Concise Introduction, 1st Edition

By M.N.M. van Lieshout

Chapman and Hall/CRC

168 pages | 29 B/W Illus.

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Theory of Spatial Statistics: A Concise Introduction presents the most important models used in spatial statistics, including random fields and point processes, from a rigorous mathematical point of view and shows how to carry out statistical inference. It contains full proofs, real-life examples and theoretical exercises. Solutions to the latter are available in an appendix.

Assuming maturity in probability and statistics, these concise lecture notes are self-contained and cover enough material for a semester course. They may also serve as a reference book for researchers.


* Presents the mathematical foundations of spatial statistics.

* Contains worked examples from mining, disease mapping, forestry, soil and environmental science, and criminology.

* Gives pointers to the literature to facilitate further study.

* Provides example code in R to encourage the student to experiment.

* Offers exercises and their solutions to test and deepen understanding.

The book is suitable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in mathematics and statistics.

Table of Contents


Random field modelling and interpolation

Models and inference for areal unit data

Spatial point processes

Appendix: Solutions to theoretical exercises

About the Author

Marie-Colette van Lieshout is a Researcher in the group Stochastics of the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science CWI and at the University Twente.

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General