Advanced spatial modeling with stochastic partial differential equations using R and INLA.

*(English)*Zbl 1418.62011
Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (ISBN 978-1-138-36985-6/hbk; 978-0-429-03189-2/ebook). xiii, 283 p. (2019).

Publisher’s description: Modeling spatial and spatio-temporal continuous processes is an important and challenging problem in spatial statistics. Advanced Spatial Modeling with Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Using R and INLA describes in detail the stochastic partial differential equations (SPDE) approach for modeling continuous spatial processes with a Matérn covariance, which has been implemented using the integrated nested Laplace approximation (INLA) in the R-INLA package. Key concepts about modeling spatial processes and the SPDE approach are explained with examples using simulated data and real applications.

This book has been authored by leading experts in spatial statistics, including the main developers of the INLA and SPDE methodologies and the R-INLA package. It also includes a wide range of applications:

The tools described in this book will be useful to researchers in many fields such as biostatistics, spatial statistics, environmental sciences, epidemiology, ecology and others. Graduate and Ph.D. students will also find this book and associated files a valuable resource to learn INLA and the SPDE approach for spatial modeling.

This book has been authored by leading experts in spatial statistics, including the main developers of the INLA and SPDE methodologies and the R-INLA package. It also includes a wide range of applications:

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- Spatial and spatio-temporal models for continuous outcomes
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- Analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal point patterns
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- Coregionalization spatial and spatio-temporal models
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- Measurement error spatial models
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- Modeling preferential sampling
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- Spatial and spatio-temporal models with physical barriers
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- Survival analysis with spatial effects
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- Dynamic space-time regression
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- Spatial and spatio-temporal models for extremes
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- Hurdle models with spatial effects
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- Penalized Complexity priors for spatial models

The tools described in this book will be useful to researchers in many fields such as biostatistics, spatial statistics, environmental sciences, epidemiology, ecology and others. Graduate and Ph.D. students will also find this book and associated files a valuable resource to learn INLA and the SPDE approach for spatial modeling.

##### MSC:

62-02 | Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to statistics |

60-02 | Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to probability theory |

62H11 | Directional data; spatial statistics |

62M30 | Inference from spatial processes |

60H15 | Stochastic partial differential equations (aspects of stochastic analysis) |