• Ganapati P. PatilEmail author
  • Sharad D. Gore
  • Charles Taillie*
Part of the Environmental and Ecological Statistics book series (ENES, volume 4)


Environmental problems often arise from a fear that things are changing for the worse. The fear can be about the air we breathe, the water we drink or the soil we tread on. It can be related to the health risk due to a municipal waste sit or a sewage treatment plant. It can be about the epidemic after heavy rains and floods, or about the residues of pesticides in groundwater. These and many other situations call for immediate attention from both the regulatory authority and the affected society. Both then look for solutions at a minimal effort, time and cost. It is therefore important to identify methods that achieve observational economy.


Composite Sampling Individual Sample Sampling Unit Finite Population Primary Sampling Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ganapati P. Patil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sharad D. Gore
    • 2
  • Charles Taillie*
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental StatisticsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of PunePuneIndia
  3. 3.Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental StatisticsPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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