Statistics in agriculture

Why is statistics important in agriculture?

Statistics and the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources have a strong bond at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Statistical scientists are involved in designing complex and efficient experiments, conducting analyses, and making recommendations for future seasons. In addition, statisticians study plant and wildlife populations to follow trends and predict future population levels.

UNL faculty involved in agricultural statistics:

  • Christopher Bilder: categorical data analysis, group testing, computational statistics
  • Erin Blankenship: ecological statistics, design of experiments
  • Kent Eskridge: decision analysis, design of experiments, multivariate methods
  • Yawen Guan: spatial and spatiotemporal analysis, environmental statistics
  • Kathy Hanford: mixed models, meta-analysis
  • Stephen Kachman: livestock genetics, GWAS