California, Oregon and Washington, in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission, have initiated a coastwide Dungeness Crab Management Program. The primary objective of the program is to develop economic and biological information essential in supporting management decisions leading toward better management of the...
John Wesley Powell worked actively for public land system
reform while a director of geographical and geological surveys in
the West from 1869 to 1894. Although this has won him acclaim as a
conservationist, the basis of Powell's linkage of reform with
scientific work is poorly understood.
A study of...
Eliciting information from experts for use in constructing prior distributions for logistic regression coefficients can be challenging. The task is especially difficult when the model contains many predictor variables, because the expert is asked to provide summary information about the probability of “success” for many subgroups of the population. Often,...
This thesis is concerned with the problem of developing a
method to categorize probability models by their outlier properties.
There have been two such categorization methods proposed in the
literature. Neyman and Scott (1971) classify an entire family of
distributions into the outlier properties outlier-prone completely
(OPC) and outlier resistant....
The purpose of this work was to design a system for measuring
the velocity of a powder actuated fastener or drivepin during penetration.
This system would provide a tool for further investigation
into drivepin penetration characteristics. The main characteristic
of interest is the instantaneous acceleration from which the forces