This workshop will focus on cross-pollination, encouraging statisticians with an expertise in a given scientific field (e.g., biology, climate, ecology, geophysics, hydrology) to learn about the exciting problems in other scientific fields. Earlier days in the workshop will contain a mix of talks, a poster session, and roundtable discussions in assorted fields. Researchers with different skill sets in the statistical modeling of stochastic processes will have an opportunity to draw parallels to problems in their own areas. By the end of the workshop the focus will be on sessions that allow the attendees to investigate and outline the common problems that need to be solved in the future as we develop general statistical methodology for the analysis of stochastic processes in the Natural Sciences.
We will strive to invite researchers from all walks of life, making sure to include graduate and junior researchers in the program. As part of striving to better communicate the use of statistical methods for stochastic processes in science, the discussion and results of the workshop will be made widely available.