Nov 17

Math/Stats Colloquium: Jessica Chapman

A talk by Jessica Chapman (St. Lawrence University)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm / Zoom

Speaker: Jessica Chapman (St. Lawrence University)

Title: The Statistics of Tree Rings with Application to Identifying Driftwood Origin

Abstract: In this talk, you will be introduced to some of the statistical modeling techniques used in the field of dendrochronology (the study of tree rings). Over the years, St. Lawrence University students have been involved in tree ring research from a variety of perspectives, from collecting data on driftwood from Native Alaskan villages to conducting simulation studies comparing the efficacy of the statistical models used to identify the origin of the driftwood. We will explore the findings from these various research projects.

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Sponsored by Mathematics and Statistics Events. Contact: Sue Jandro