Roger Green's Home Page
This is just an "index" page
It's not fancy and it's intentionally pretty
utilitarian, mainly intended to say a bit about myself and direct you to other webpages which
relate to your interest.
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".
Related Web Pages
My resume, current as of December
The University of Western Ontario Department of Biology webpage.
Click on the "Faculty" button, then on the "Emeritus
Faculty" button. (Clicking on the "Dr. Roger Green"
button will just return you to this webpage.)
The webpage for a workshop on
environmental study design and analysis which is planned for Anchorage Alaska
January 15-16 2004 (POSTPONED due to conflicts)
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.
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.
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:
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:
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
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:
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.
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,
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:
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.
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:
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:
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
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:
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
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:
Green, R. H. 1965. Estimation of tolerance over an indefinite time
period. Ecology 46: 887.