Statistical analysis of spatial point patterns

Written by a prominent statistician and author, the first edition of this bestseller broke new ground in the then emerging subject of spatial statistics with its coverage of spatial point patterns. Retaining all the material from the second edition and adding substantial new material, Statistical Analysis of Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Point Patterns, Third Edition presents models and statistical methods for analyzing spatially referenced point process data. Reflected in the title, this third edition now covers spatio-temporal point patterns. It explores the methodological developments from the last decade along with diverse applications that use spatio-temporally indexed data. Practical examples illustrate how the methods are applied to analyze spatial data in the life sciences.

Book contents:

  1. Introduction

  2. Preliminary Testing

  3. Methods for Sparsely Sampled Patterns

  4. Spatial Point Processes

  5. Nonparametric Methods

  6. Models

  7. Model-Fitting Using Summary Descriptions

  8. Model-Fitting Using Likelihood-Based Methods

  9. Point Process Methods in Spatial Epidemiology

  10. Spatio-Temporal Point Processes

  11. Exploratory Analysis

  12. Empirical Models and Methods

  13. Mechanistic Models and Methods