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Here's a Bit About Me...

I did my undergraduate degree in Biology at William & Mary (1961), the second oldest university in the US, and worked summers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (1955-59) and with the US Fish & Wildlife Service in Alaska (1960-61). My Ph.D. was done at Cornell (1961-65) in ecology (Lamont C. Cole) with minors in genetics (Bruce Wallace) and biogeochemistry (Jack Vallentyne). My Ph.D. research was done "far below Cayuga's waters" (ca. 120 m down) on the glacial relict amphipod crustacean Pontoporeia affinis. Then followed a Fulbright postdoctoral year (1965-66) at the University of Queensland in Australia, where I studied an intertidal community on Moreton Bay, Qld.

From there I went to a position as Resident Ecologist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts (1966-68) where I again studied an intertidal community, this time at Barnstable Harbor on the north shore of Cape Cod. I then went to Canada and joined the University of Manitoba Department of Zoology (1968-76). My research during those years was both freshwater and marine, the former on factors controlling species composition in lakes and the latter on an arctic intertidal community on the Hudson Bay shore near Churchill. During this time I began helping people both in my department and elsewhere (e.g. the federal government Freshwater Institute on campus) with study design and statistical analysis of data. This increased until it got out of hand, so I went off and wrote a book on the subject.

I spent the year 1976-77 supported by a National Research Council contract working on my book "Sampling Design and Statistical Methods for Environmental Biologists" (Wiley, 1979), and then I joined the University of Western Ontario Department of Zoology in fall 1977. During my years as a full-time faculty member at UWO (1977-99) I taught introductory biostatistics, a 4th yr honours study design & more advanced statistics course, ecological/environmental field courses, and quantitatively-oriented graduate seminar courses. I served on a number of departmental committees, including chairing the Graduate Education Committee for two several-year terms.

For several reasons, including the build-up of outside environmental consulting work, I took early retirement in 1999 which was the earliest it was available to me, and became an Emeritus Professor.   For more information  look at my resumé, a current copy of which is on the workshop webpage (see below).  I am currently working on a new book "Environmental Study Design and Analysis: Principles and Examples".

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Last revised: 06/01/04

R. H. Green publications (sorted by date with most recent at top)

Peterson, C. H., L. L. McDonald, R. H. Green, and W. P. Erickson. 2002. The joint consequences of multiple components of statistical sampling designs. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 231: 309-314.

Peterson, C. H., L. L. McDonald, R. H. Green, and W. P. Erickson. 2001. Sampling design begets conclusions: the statistical basis for detection of injury to and recovery of shoreline communities after the 'Exxon Valdez' oil spill. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 210: 255-283.

Chapman, P. M., B. Anderson, R. S. Carr, V. Engle, R. H. Green, J. Hameedi, M. Harmon, P. S. Haverland, J. Hyland, C. G. Ingersoll, E. R. Long, J. Rodgers,Jr., M. H. Salazar, P. K. Sibley, P. J. Smith, R. C. Swartz, B. Thompson, and H. Windom. 1997. General guidelines for using the Sediment Quality Triad. Mar. Poll. Bull. 34: 368-372.

Green, R. H. and S. R. Smith. 1997. Sample program design and environmental impact assessment on coral reefs. In "Proceedings of Internat. Coral Reefs Symp. ", J.B.C. Jackson, ed, Panama.

Walters, C. J. and R. H. Green. 1997. Valuation of experimental management options for ecological systems. J. Wildl. Man. 61: 987-1006.

Green, R. H. and P. A. Montagna. 1996. Implications for monitoring: study designs and interpretation of results. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53: 2629-2636.

Kennicutt, M. C. J., R. H. Green, P. A. Montagna, and P. F. Roscigno. 1996. Gulf of Mexico Offshore Operations Monitoring Experiment (GOOMEX), Phase 1:Sublethal responses to contaminant exposure - introduction and review. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53: 2540-2553.

Metcalfe-Smith, J. L., R. H. Green, and L. C. Grapentine. 1996. Influence of biological factors on concentrations of metals in the tissues of freshwater mussels (Elliptio complanata and Lampsilis radiata radiata) from the St. Lawrence River. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53: 205-219.

Peterson, C. H., M. C. J. Kennicutt, R. H. Green, P. A. Montagna, D. E. Harper, E. N. Powell, and P. F. Roscigno. 1996. Ecological consequences of environmental perturbations associated with offshore hydrocarbon production: a perspective on long-term exposures in the Gulf of Mexico. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53: 2637-2654.

Green, R. H. 1994. Aspects of power analysis in environmental monitoring. In "Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring", D.J. Fletcher and B.F.J. Manly, eds., p.173-182, Otago Conference Series, Otago, New Zealand.

Hyland, J., D. Hardin, M. Steinhauer, D. Coats, R. Green, and J. Neff. 1994. Environmental impact of offshore oil development on the outer continental shelf and slope off Point Arguello, California. Marine Environ. Res. 37: 195-229.

Green, R. H., J. M. Boyd, and J. S. Macdonald. 1993. Relating sets of variables in environmental studies: the Sediment Quality Triad as a paradigm. Environmetrics 4: 439-457.

Green, R. H. 1993. Relating two sets of variables in environmental studies. In " Multivariate Analysis: Future Directions", C.R. Rao, ed., p.151-165, Elsevier, New York.

Green, R. H. 1993. Sampling to detect rare species. Ecol. Appl. 3: 351-356.

Green, R. H. 1993. Application of repeated measures designs in environmental impact and monitoring studies. Austr. J. Ecol. 18: 81-98.

Metcalfe-Smith, J. L. and R. H. Green. 1992. Ageing studies on three species of freshwater mussels from a metal-polluted watershed in Nova Scotia, Canada. Can. J. Zool. 70: 1284-1291.

Bailey, R. C. and R. H. Green. 1989. Spatial and temporal variation in a population of freshwater mussels in Shell lake, N.W.T. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 46: 1392-1395.

Green, R. H. 1989. Power analysis and practical strategies for environmental monitoring. Environm. Res. 50: 195-205.

Green, R. H. 1989. Inference from observational data in environmental impact studies: what is valid? what is possible? 47th Session, International Statistical Institute, Paris.

Green, R. H., R. C. Bailey, S. G. Hinch, J. L. Metcalfe, and V. H. Young. 1989. Use of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) to monitor the nearshore environments of lakes. J. Great Lakes Res. 15: 635-644.

Hinch, S. G. and R. H. Green. 1989. The effects of source and destination on growth and metal uptake in freshwater clams reciprocally transplanted among south-central Ontario lakes. Can. J. Zool. 67: 855-863.

Hinch, S. G., L. J. Kelly, and R. H. Green. 1989. Morphological variation of Elliptio complanata (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in softwater lakes exposed to acidic deposition. Can. J. Zool. 67: 1895-1899.

Bailey, R. C. and R. H. Green. 1988. Within-basin variation in the shell morphology and growth rate of a freshwater mussel. Can. J. Zool. 66: 1704-1708.

Clarke, K. R. and R. H. Green. 1988. Statistical design and analysis for a 'biological effects' study. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 46: 213-226.

Gray, J. S., M. Aschan, M. R. Carr, K. R. Clarke, R. H. Green, T. H. Pearson, R. Rosenberg, and R. M. Warwick. 1988. Analysis of community attributes of the benthic macrofauna of Frierfjord/Langesundfjord and in a mesocosm experiment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 46: 151-165.

Hinch, S. G. and R. H. Green. 1988. Shell etching on clams from softwater Ontario lakes: a physical or chemical process? Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 45: 2110-2113.

Green, R.H. 1987.   Statistical and mathematical aspects: distinction between natural and induced variation. In: Methods for Assessing the Effects of Mixtures of Chemicals, Vouk, V.B., Butler, G.C., Upton, D.V., Parke, D.V., and Asher, S.C., eds., p.335-354.  Wiley, Chichester, U.K.

Green, R. H. 1986. Some applications of linear models for analysis of contaminants in aquatic biota. In: Statistical aspects of water quality monitoring, edited by A. H. El-Shaarawi and R. E. Kwiatowski. New York: Elsevier.

Hinch, S. G., R. C. Bailey, and R. H. Green. 1986. Growth of Lampsilis radiata (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in sand and mud: a reciprocal transplant experiment. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 43: 548-552.

Green, R. H., S. M. Singh, and R. C. Bailey. 1985. Bivalve molluscs as response systems for modelling spatial and temporal environmental patterns. Sci. Tot. Envir. 46: 147-169.

Green, R. H. 1984. Statistical and nonstatistical considerations for environmental monitoring studies. Environ. Monit. Assessm. 4: 293-301.

Green, R. H., S. M. Singh, and J. M. McCuaig. 1983. An arctic intertidal population of Macoma balthica (Mollusca, Pelecypoda): genotypic and phenotypic components of population structure. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 40: 1360-1371.

McCuaig, J. M. and R. H. Green. 1983. Unionid growth curves derived from annual rings: a baseline model for Long Point Bay, Lake Erie. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 40: 436-442.

Green, R. H. 1980. Role of a unionid clam population in the calcium budget of a small arctic lake. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 37: 219-224.

Green, R. H. 1979. Sampling design and statistical methods for environmental biologists. New York: Wiley.

Green, R. H. 1978. Optimal impact study design and analysis. In: Biological Data in Water Quality Assessment, edited by K. L. Dickson, J. Cairns,Jr., and R. J. Livingston. Philadelphia: American Society for Testing and Materials STP 652, p.3-28, Philadelphia.

Green, R. H. and G. L. Vascotto. 1978. A method for the analysis of environmental factors controlling patterns of species composition in aquatic communities. Water Research 12: 583-590.

Green, R. H. 1977. Some methods for hypothesis testing and analysis with biological monitoring data. In: Biological Monitoring of Water and Effluent Quality, American Society for Testing and Materials STP 607,  J. Cairns,Jr., K. L. Dickson, and G. F. Westlake, eds., p.200-211.

Smith, A. L., R. H. Green, and A. Lutz. 1975. Uptake of mercury by freshwater clams (Family Unionidae). J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 32: 1297-1303.

Green, R. H. 1974. Multivariate niche analysis with temporally varying environmental factors. Ecology 55: 73-83.

Green, R. H. 1973. Growth and mortality in an arctic intertidal population of Macoma balthica (Pelecypoda, Tellinidae). J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 30: 1345-1348.

Green, R. H. 1972. Distribution and morphological variation of Lampsilis radiata (Pelecypoda, Unionidae) in some central Canadian lakes; A multivariate statistical approach. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 29: 1565-1570.

Green, R. H. 1971. A multivariate statistical approach to the Hutchinsonian niche: bivalve molluscs of central Canada. Ecology 52: 543-556.

Green, R. H. 1971. Lipid and caloric contents of the select amphipod Pontoporeia affinis in Cayuga Lake, N.Y. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 28: 776-777.

Green, R. H. 1970. Graphical estimations of rates of mortality and growth. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 27: 204-208.

Green, R. H. 1970. On fixed precision level sequential sampling. Res. on. Pop. Ecol. 12: 249-251.

Green, R. H. and K. D. Hobson. 1970. Spatial and temporal structure in a temperate inter tidal community, with special emphasis on Gemma gemma (Pelecypoda: Mollusca). Ecology 51: 999-1011.

Green, R. H. 1969. Population dynamics and environmental variability. Am. Zool. 9: 393-398.

Green, R. H. 1966. Measurement of non-randomness in spatial distributions. Res. on. Pop. Ecol. 8: 1-7.

Green, R. H. 1965. Estimation of tolerance over an indefinite time period. Ecology 46: 887.