Professor Noel Cressie, director of the Centre for Environmental Informatics in the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) and distinguished professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia, will be delivering the Barnett Lecture at the RSS 2016 Conference in Manchester this September.

The Barnett Lecture is delivered by the winner of the Barnett Award, which this year was awarded to Professor Cressie in recognition of his work advancing fundamental methodology and his applications of statistical methods to address a diverse array of issues in the environmental sciences. His authoritative book ‘Statistics for Spatial Data’, published in 1991, is very widely cited by researchers in environmental science and many other disciplines beyond statistics.

The Barnett award is aimed at encouraging, and promoting the recognition of the application of statistical methods to environmental sciences. It is awarded for contributions to the effective application of statistical methods to the environment.

The Barnett Lecture will take place on 7 September at Manchester University.