Ron Sandland recently wrote about the new phenomenon of 'big data' - weighing up the benefits and concerns. Terry Speed reflected on the same issue in a talk earlier this year inGothenburg, Sweeden noting that this is nothing new to statisticians. So what's all the fuss about? Here's another take on the 'big data' bandwagon.
Landis, W.G. and Fox, D.R.(2018) Biomarkers, Omics, and the Curve, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 14: 419-420 (pdf file - 356K)
Warne MStJ, Batley GE, van Dam RA, Chapman JC, Fox DR, Hickey CW and Stauber JL. (2015). Revised Method for Deriving Australian and New Zealand Water Quality Guideline Values for Toxicants. Revised 12 October 2016. Prepared to support the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality. Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Brisbane, Queensland. 43 pp. (pdf file - 679K)
Fox, D.R. and Landis, W.G. (2016) Don't be fooled - A NOEC is no substitute for a poor Concentration - Response experiment, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35(9), 2141-2148. (pdf available here)
Fox, D.R. and Landis, W.G. (2016) Comment on ET&C Perspectives, November 2015 - A Holistic View, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35(6), 1337-1339. (pdf file - 63K)
Fox, D.R.(2016) SSD Modeling - it's all about F! , Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 12:197-198. (pdf file - 135K)
Fox, D.R.(2015) Selection Bias Correction for Species Sensitivity Distribution Modelling and Hazardous Concentration Estimation, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(11), 2555-2563. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA: 1) Excel spreadsheet for bcf calculations; 2) Proof of equations 8 and 9.
Fox, D.R. (2015) More Noise does not mean more precision: A review of Aldenberg and Rorije (2013), ATLA43, 241-249. (pdf file - 103K)
Batley GE, Braga O, Van Dam R, Warne MStJ., Chapman JC, Fox DR, Hickey C, Stauber JL (2014) Technical Rationale for Changes to the Method for Deriving Australian and New Zealand Water Quality Guideline Values for Toxicants. Council of Australian Government's Standing Council on Environment and Water (SCEW). (pdf file - 905K) NB: This is an unapproved draft and is not to be used to develop water quality guidelines.
Warne MStJ, Batley GE, Braga O, Chapman JC, Fox DR, Hickey C, Stauber JL, and Van Dam R. (2014) Regulatory use of SSDs in Australia and New Zealand. Estimating toxicity thresholds for aquatic ecological communities from sensitivity distributions. 11-13 February 2014, Amsterdam. Workshop Report No. 28. European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals. pp 21. (pdf file - 905K)
Warne MStJ, Batley GE, Braga O, Chapman JC, Fox DR, Hickey C, Stauber JL, and Van Dam R. (2014) Revisions to the derivation of the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for toxicants in fresh and marine waters. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 21, 51-60. (pdf file - 193K)
Fox, D.R. and Billoir, E. (2013) "Time Dependent Species Sensitivity Distributions", Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(2), 378-383. (pdf file - 318K).
Fox, D.R., Billoir, E., Charles, S., Delignette-Muller, M.L. and Lopez, C. (2012) , "What to do with NOECS/NOELS - Prohibition or Innovation?", Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 8, 764-766. (pdf file - 104K).
Fox, D.R. (2011), "Response to Landis and Chapman (2011)", Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 8(1), 4. (pdf file - 52K).
Fox, D.R. and Billoir, E. (2011) "Individual versus Population Effects in Concentration-Response Modelling", Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 7, 501-502. (pdf file - 71K).
Billoir, E. and Fox, D.R. (2011) "Time-dependent SSDs", Paper presented at SETAC Milan, May 19, 2011. and Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology, Darwin, 19 April, 2011(pdf file - 815K).
Fox, D.R. (2011) "Statistics and Ecotoxicology: Past, Present and Future", Keynote address, Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology, Darwin, 18 April, 2011. (pdf file - 1.6Mb). [Click here for book of abstracts]
Fox, D.R. (2010) "B-Tox: A Bayesian Facelift for Ecotoxicology", in Proceedings JSM 2010, Vancouver, The American Statistical Association. (pdf file - 817K).
Fox, D.R. (2010) "Statistics and Ecotoxicology: Shotgun Marriage or Enduring Partnership?", Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 6(3), 501-502. (pdf file - 114K).
Fox, D.R. (2010) "A Bayesian approach for determining the no effect concentration and hazardous concentration in ecotoxicology", Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety73(2), 123-131. (pdf file - 545K).
Fox, D.R. (2008) "NECs, NOECs, and the ECx", Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology, 14, 7-9. (pdf file - 124K)
Fox, D.R. (1999) "Setting Water Quality Guidelines - A Statistician's Perspective". SETAC News, May 1999, 17-18. (pdf file - 250K)
Fox, D.R. and Argent, R.M. (2009) "Catchment-wide estimation of sediment-nutrient loads", In Anderssen, R.S., R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham (eds) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009, pp. 4213-4219. ISBN: 978-0-9758400-7-8. . (pdf file - 318K)
Fox, D.R. (2008) "To IG or not to IG - that is the question". Decision Point, 23, 10-11. ( pdf file - 293K)
Fox, D.R., Ben-Haim, Y., Hayes, K.R., McCarthy, M.A., Wintle, B., and Dunstan, P. (2007) "An Info-Gap Approach to Power and Sample-size Calculations". Environmetrics, 18, 189-203. (pdf file - 482K)
George, J.A., Fox, D.R., and Canvin, R.W. (1983) A Hospital Throughput Model in the Context of Long Waiting Lists. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 34(1), 27-35. (pdf file - 675K)
Statistical Calibration Theory
Fox, D.R., (1988) "Calibration in a non-stationary field. Unpublished manuscript. Department of Statistics, University of Wyoming. (pdf file - 611K)
Fox, D.R. (1992) Orthogonal Calibration. Unpublished Manuscript, Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado (Denver). (pdf file - 533K)
Fox, D.R. (1987) Components of Variance Estimation in a Calibration Problem where both Variables are subject to Error. Technical report 3/87, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Curtin University of Technology. Perth, Western Australia. (pdf file - 961K)
Fox, D.R. (1987) Statistical Calibration when both Variables are subject to Error. Technical report 5/87, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Curtin University of Technology. Perth, Western Australia. (pdf file - 1619K)
Fox, D.R. (1989) Statistical Calibration: Theory and Applications. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Department of Statistics, University of Wyoming. (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6)
Marine Ecotoxicology: Current Knowledge and Future Issues
Chapter 2:Contemporary Methods for Statistical Design and Analysis by David R. Fox
Marine Ecotoxicology: Current Knowledge and Future Issues is the first unified resource to cover issues related to contamination, responses, and testing techniques of saltwater from a toxicological perspective. With its unprecedented focus on marine environments and logical chapter progression, this book is useful to graduate students, ecotoxicologists, risk assessors, and regulators involved or interested in marine waters.
As human interaction with these environments increases, understanding of the pollutants and toxins introduced into the oceans becomes ever more critical, and this book builds a foundation of knowledge to assist scientists in studying, monitoring, and making decisions that affect both marine environments and human health.
A team of world renowned experts provide detailed analyses of the most common contaminants in marine environments and explain the design and purpose of toxicity testing methods, while exploring the future of ecotoxicology studies in relation to the world’s oceans. As the threat of increasing pollution in marine environments becomes an ever more tangible reality, Marine Ecotoxicology offers insights and guidance to mitigate that threat.
Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Assessment and Analysis
D. Fox (2012). Risk assessment, ecological in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics Second Edition,A.-H. El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch (eds). Wiley, UK, pp.2248-2257. (pdf file - 88K)
Harris, G., Batley, G., Webster, I., Molloy, R. and Fox, D. (1998) Gippsland Lakes Environmental Audit: Review of Water Quality and Status of the aquatic ecosystems of the Gippsland Lakes (Published by CSIRO Environmental Projects Office, October 1998) (pdf file - 240K)
Fox, D.R. (2007) Water Quality Monitoring in the Gippsland Catchments - Efficient Sampling Strategies and Load Estimation techniques. Occasional Report, The Australian Centre for Environmetrics, University of Melbourne. (pdf file - 1746K)
Eastern Treatment Plant Effluent Management Study (Boags Rocks Outfall)
Environmental Impact Assessment and Review of Effluent Disposal Options for Eastern Treatment Plant - Final Report (Published by CSIRO Environmental Projects Office, June 1999) (pdf file - 1.6 Mb)
see also the "Totally Wild" video clip (go back to Podcasts and see the Podcast we've called "Taking the Piss" or click here).
Fox, D. R. (2010) Statistics and Biosecurity. Issues, 90, 29-33. (pdf file - 137K)
Statistical Methods for Biosecurity and Monitoring and Surveillance: Part I - Control Charts (pdf file - 1.01 Mb)
Statistical Methods for Biosecurity and Monitoring and Surveillance: Final Report Part I (pages 1-78) (pdf file - 4 Mb)
Chapter 1: "Basic Control Charting"
Chapter 2: "Bayesian Control Charting"
Chapter 3: "Space-Time Disease Spread"
Statistical Methods for Biosecurity and Monitoring and Surveillance: Final Report Part II (pages 79-150) (pdf file - 3 Mb)
Fox, D.R. (1978) "Mathematical Models of the Power Production System of Victoria". Unpublished Masters Thesis. Monash University, Clayton, Australia. (pdf file - 4795K)
Menzies, D., Patison, KP, Fox, DR, Swain, DL. ( 2016) A scoping study to assess the precision of an automated radiolocation animal tracking system. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 124:175-183. (pdf file- 328K)
Johnson, S., Logan, M., Fox, D., Pinto, U. (2016 ) Environmental Decision-Making using Bayesian Networks: Creating an environmental report card. Invited paper for Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry. (pdf file- 1,221K)
Fox, D.R. (2014), "Probability Weighted Indices for improved ecosystem report card scoring", Environmetrics, 25(5), 351-360.
Fox, D.R. (2013) Statistical Issues Associated with the Development of an Ecosystem Report Card. Client report to Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, 13 December 2013. (pdf file - 2.15Mb)
Warne, M.J., Batley, G.E., Braga, O., Chapman, J.C., Fox, D.R., Hickey, C.W., Stauber, J.L., Van Dam, R. (2014) "Revisions to the derivation of the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for toxicants in fresh and marine waters", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(1), 51-60. (pdf file - 318K).
Fox, D.R. (2010) Desired and Feared - Quo vadisor Quid agis?, The American Statistician, 64(1), 6-9. (pdf file- 70K)
Fox, D.R. (2001) Environmental Power Analysis - A New Perspective, Environmetrics, 12, 437-449. (pdf file- 124K)
Campbell, E., Fox, D.R., and Bates, B.(1999) A Bayesian approach to parameter estimation and pooling in nonlinear flood event models.Water Resources Research, 35(1), 211-220. ()
Fox, D.R. (1992) A Simple Protocol for Radiation Dosimetry based on the Order Statistics from a Poisson Process, Environmetrics, 3(3), 301-318. (pdf file- 820K) [Also discussed in "Environmental Biometrics: Summary of Papers Presented at the International Conference on Environmental Biometrics, Sydney, Australia, 14-15 December 1992" by Evans & Piegorsch pdf file - 812K]
Fox, D.R., Ridsdill-Smith, J (1995) Tests for density dependence revisited.,Oecologia, 103(4), 435-443. (pdf file)
Fox, D.R. (1989) Computer selection of size-biased samples. The American Statistician, 43(3), 168-171. (pdf file - 112K)
Fox, D.R. (1986) MINITAB as a teaching aid for generalized linear models. Pacific Statistical Congress, I.S. Francis, B.F.J. Manly, F.C. Lam (Eds). Elsevier Science Publishers (North Holland). 317-320. (pdf file - 398K)
Fox, D.R. (1982) A Mathematical Model for Audio Cassette Playing Time. Vinculum (a publication of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, Australia), 19(3), 16-18 (pdf file - 566K)