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Conditional Probability Analysis: A Statistical Tool for Environmental Analysis.

Citation:

PAUL, J. F. Conditional Probability Analysis: A Statistical Tool for Environmental Analysis. Presented at Seminar at Atlantic Ecology Division (AED), Narragansett, RI, July 01, 2008.

Impact/Purpose:

In this presentation, CPA will be illustrated through simple examples.

Description:

The use and application of environmental conditional probability analysis (CPA) is relatively recent. The first presentation using CPA was made in 2002 at the New England Association of Environmental Biologists Annual Meeting in Newport. Rhode Island. CPA has been used since then for predictive modeling, determination of candidate water quality criteria, stressor identification (diagnostics), and regional scale ecological risk estimation. In this presentation, CPA will be illustrated through simple examples. Since CPA’s use as a statistical tool is increasing, it is important to note that the biological significance of possible thresholds identified with this tool must be assessed, as a necessary step in the application of CPA.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 07/01/2008
Record Last Revised: 10/07/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 191307

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR ECOLOGY