News

  • October 10, 2009. Accepted position as Associate Editor of Mathematical Geosciences. Feel free to contact me if you wish to submit a paper on any theoretical or practical aspect of geostatistics since we want to expand the scope of the journal


  • Forthcoming Florida Short Course (March 8-12, 2010)


  • Forthcoming Short Course in India, ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad. (January 25-29, 2010)


  • Paper "Delmelle, E.M. and P. Goovaerts. 2009. Second-phase sampling designs for non-stationary spatial variables", in press in Geoderma.

  • Paper "Goovaerts, P. 2009. Combining area-based and individual-level data in the geostatistical mapping of late-stage cancer incidence. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 1, 61-71", in press.

  • Paper "Gallagher, C.M., Goovaerts, P., Jacquez, G.M., Hao, Y., Jemal, A., and J.R. Meliker 2009. Racial disparities in lung cancer mortality in U.S. congressional districts, 1990-2001, Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 1, 41-47", in press.

  • Book chapter "Goovaerts, P. 2009. Geostatistical software. In M.M. Fischer and A. Getis, editors, Handbook of Applied Spatial Analysis: Software Tools, Methods and Applications. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.", in press.

  • Paper "Meliker, J.R., Goovaerts, P., Jacquez, G.M., AvRuskin, G.A., and G. Copeland. 2009. Breast and prostate cancer survival in Michigan: Can geographic analyses assist in understanding racial disparities? accepted for publication in Cancer." Featured in Reuters Health news.

  • Forthcoming Florida Short Course (August 10-14, 2009)


  • Several new PDF files of old papers uploaded in the section "Refereed Conference Proceedings" on March 18.


  • Goovaerts, P. 2009. Medical geography: a new field of application for geostatistics. published in Mathematical Geosciences.

  • Paper "Meliker, J.R., Jacquez, G.M., Goovaerts, P., Copeland, G., and M. Yassine. 2009. Spatial cluster analysis of early-stage breast cancer: A method for public health practice using cancer registry data?" accepted for publication in Cancer Causes & Control.

  • Paper "Maxwell, S.K., Meliker, J.R., and P. Goovaerts. 2008. Use of land surface remotely sensed satellite and airborne data for environmental exposure assessment in cancer research" accepted for publication in Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology.

  • Paper "AUTO-IK: a 2D indicator kriging program for the automated non-parametric modeling of local uncertainty in earth sciences" in press in Computers and Geosciences. Executable available upon request. NIH public Access version

  • Meliker, J.R., Goovaerts, P., Jacquez, G.M., AvRuskin, G.A., and G. Copeland. 2009. Breast and prostate cancer survival in Michigan: Can geographic analyses assist in understanding racial disparities? accepted for publication in Cancer.

  • Goovaerts, P. 2008. How can geostatistics be tailored to the analysis of environmental health data? In J. Ortiz X. and Emery, editors, Geostatistics 2008. GECAMIN Ltd, Santiago, Chile, p. 147-156.

  • Kerry, R., Ingram, B.R., Goovaerts, P., and M.A. Oliver 2008. How many samples are required to estimate a reliable REML variogram? In J. Ortiz and X. Emery, editors, Geostatistics 2008. GECAMIN Ltd, Santiago, Chile, p. 1155-1160.

  • Phase I SBIR proposal "Geostatistical Software for the Boundary Analysis of Cancer Maps" funded by NIH.


  • Paper "Applications of geostatistics in cancer studies" accepted for publication in the Proceedings of geoENV VII - Geostatistics for Environmental Applications.


  • Paper "Investigating the potential of Area-to-Area and Area-to-Point kriging for defining management zones for precision farming of cranberries" accepted for publication in the Proceedings of geoENV VII - Geostatistics for Environmental Applications.


  • Paper "Exposure assessment: Fate and transport- geostatistics and environmental contaminants" accepted for publication in Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.


  • Registration is now close for 2008 Florida Short Course (August 11-15, 2008). Next short course will take place in March on the campus of the University of Florida.


  • A dozen new PDF files of old papers uploaded in the section "Refereed Journals" on March 28.


  • Paper "Geostatistical modeling of the spatial distribution of soil dioxin in the vicinity of an incinerator. 2. Verification and calibration study" Published in Environmental Science & Technology.


  • Paper "Geostatistical modeling of the spatial distribution of soil dioxin in the vicinity of an incinerator. 1. Theory and application to Midland, Michigan" Published in Environmental Science & Technology.


  • Paper "How does Poisson kriging compare to the popular BYM model for mapping disease risks?" published in the International Journal of Health Geographics.

  • Registration for March short course is now closed. Next short course will take place August 11-15 on the campus of the University of Florida.


  • Research workshop "Automatic Classification of Satellite Imagery for Environmental Exposure Assessment in Cancer Epidemiology" to take place in Ann Arbor on January 14-15


  • Google website under construction. Some webpages are still missing (see Comcast website if you don't find what you are looking for).


  • Review paper on latest developments in the field of health geostatistics is now available online: Goovaerts, P. 2008. Geostatistical analysis of health data: state-of-the-art and perspectives. In A. Soares et al., editors, geoENV VI - Geostatistics for Environmental Applications. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, p. 3-22.

  • Paper "Kriging and semivariogram deconvolution in presence of irregular geographical units" published in the January issue of Mathematical Geosciences.


  • Contact Dr. Goovaerts if you are interested in purchasing the STIS software or would like to learn more about the forthcoming geostatistical functions in the software.


  • 2008 Florida Short Course (March 10-14, 2008)


  • Scientometric Analysis of Geostatistics