Andrew Finley

Departments of Forestry and Geography

Geospatial Lab - Natural Resources Building - Michigan State University


Book chapters

Gelfand, A., S. Banerjee, and A.O. Finley. (2013) Spatial design for knot selection in knot-based dimension reduction models. Spatio-temporal Design: Advances in Efficient Data Acquisition. Wiley.

Finley, A.O. and S. Banerjee. (2013) Point-referenced Spatial Modeling. The SAGE Handbook of Multilevel Modeling. Sage Publishing.

Qi, J., L.P. Campbell, J. Van Ravensway, A.O. Finley, R.W. Merritt, and E.M. Benbow. (2013) Buruli ulcer disease: The unknown environmental and social ecology and of a bacterial pathogen. Ecologies and Politics of Health. Routledge

Finley, A.O. and S. Banerjee. (2008) Bayesian spatial regression for multi-source mapping. Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Systems. Springer--Verlag, New York.


Taylor-Rodriguez, D.* A.O. Finley, A. Datta, C. Babcock, H.-E. Andersen, B.D. Cook, D.C. Morton, and S. Baneerjee. (2018) Spatial factor models for high-dimensional and large spatial data: An application in forest variable mapping. [arXiv]

Babcock, C.*, A.O. Finley, H-E. Andersen, R. Pattison, B.D. Cook, D.C. Morton, M. Alonzo, R. Nelson, T. Gregoire, L. Ene, T. Gobakken, E. Næsset (2018) Geostatistical estimation of forest biomass in interior Alaska combining Landsat-derived tree cover, sampled airborne lidar and field observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, pre-print at [arXiv].

Ver Planck, N.R.*, A.O. Finley, J.A. Kershaw, Jr., A. Weiskettel, and M.C. Kress. (2018) Hierarchical Bayesian models for small area estimation of forest variables using LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment, 204:287-295.

Heaton, M.J. A. Datta, A.O. Finley, R. Furrer, R. Guhaniyogi, F. Gerber, R.B. Gramacy, D. Hammerling, M. Katzfuss, F. Lindgren, D.W. Nychka, F. Sun, and A. Zammit-Mangion. (2017) Methods for analyzing large spatial data: A review and comparison. [arXiv]

Snow N.P.*, Z. Zhang, A.O. Finley, B.A. Rudolph, W.F. Porter, D.M. Williams, S.R. Winterstein. (Accepted) Regional-based mitigation approaches to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions at large scales. Journal of Wildlife Management.

Ver Planck, N.R.*, A.O. Finley, E. Huff. (2017) Hierarchical Bayesian models for small area estimation of county-level private forest landowner population. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 47:1577-1589.

Finley, A.O., A. Datta, B.C. Cook, D.C. Morton, H.E. Andersen, and S. Banerjee (2017) Applying Nearest Neighbor Gaussian Processes to massive spatial data sets: Forest canopy height prediction across Tanana Valley Alaska. [arXiv]

Itter, M.S.*, A.O. Finley, M.B. Hooten, P.E. Higuera, J.R. Marlon, R. Kelly, and J.S. McLachlan. (2017) A model-based approach to wildland fire reconstruction using sediment charcoal records. Environmetrics, 28:e2450.

Itter, M.S.*, A.O. Finley, A.W. D'Amato, J.R. Foster, and J.B. Bradford. (2017) Variable effects of climate on forest growth in relation to ecosystem state. Ecological Applications, 27:1082-1095.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, Y., Zhou, B.D. Cook. (2017) Joint hierarchical models for sparsely sampled high-dimensional LiDAR and forest variables. Remote Sensing of Environment, 1:149-161.

Fergus, E.*, A.O. Finley, P.A. Soranno, and T. Wagner. (2016) Spatial variation in nutrient and water color effects on lake chlorophyll at macroscales. [PLOS ONE]

Salazar, E., D. Hammerling, X. Wang, B. Sanso, A.O. Finley, and L. Mearns. (2016) Observation-based Blended Projections from Ensembles of Regional Climate Models. Climatic Change, 138:55-69.

Datta, A.*, S. Banerjee, A.O. Finley, and A.E. Gelfand. (2016) On Nearest-Neighbor Gaussian Process Models for Massive Spatial Data. WIREs Computational Statistics, 8:162-171.

Jarzyna, M.A.*, B. Zuckerberg, A.O. Finley, and W. Porter. (2016) Synergistic effects of climate and land cover: Grassland birds are more vulnerable to climate change. Landscape Ecology, 10:2275-2290.

Ver Planck, N.R.*, A.L. Metcalf, A.O. Finley, and J.C. Finley. (2016) Evaluation of the USDA Forest Service National Woodland Owner Survey estimators for private forest area and landowners: A case study of Montana. Forest Science, 5:525-534.

Record, S., R.K. Kobe, C.F. Vriesendorp, and A.O. Finley. (2016) Seedling survival responses to conspecific density, soil nutrients, and irradiance vary with age in a tropical forest. Ecology, 9:2406-2415.

Datta, A.*, S. Banerjee, A.O. Finley, N.A.S. Hamm, and M. Schaap. (2016) Non-separable Dynamic Nearest Neighbor Gaussian Process Models for Large Spatio-temporal Data with Application to Particulate Matter Analysis. Annals of Applied Statistics, 3:1286-1316. ASA Outstanding Statistical Application Award.

Datta, A.*, S. Banerjee, A.O. Finley, and A.E. Gelfand. (2016) Hierarchical Nearest-Neighbor Gaussian process models for large geostatistical datasets. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 111:800-812.

Babcock, C.*, A.O. Finley, B.C. Cook, A. Weiskittel, and C.W. Woodall. (2016) Modeling forest biomass and productivity: Coupling long-term inventory and LiDAR data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 182:1-12.

Foster, J.R.*, A.O. Finley, A.W. D'Amato, J.B. Bradford, and S. Banerjee. (2016) Predicting tree biomass growth in the temperate-boreal ecotone: is tree size, age, competition or climate response most important? Global Change Biology, 22:2138-2151.

Babcock, C.*, A.O. Finley, J.B. Bradford, R. Birdsey, R. Kolka, and M.G. Ryan. (2015) LiDAR based prediction of forest biomass using hierarchical models with spatially varying coefficients. Remote Sensing of Environment, 169113-127

Campbell, L.P.*, A.O. Finley, M.E. Benbow, J. van Ravensway, P.L.C. Small, R. Christian Johnson, G. Soppin, R.M. Merritt, H. Williamson, J. Qi. (2015) Spatial analysis of anthropogenic landscape disturbance and Buruli Ulcer disease in Benin, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004123.

Pastick, N.*, T. Jorgenson, B.K. Wylie, S.J. Nield, K.D. Johnson, and A.O. Finley. (2015) Distribution of Near-Surface Permafrost in Alaska: Estimates of Present and Future Conditions. Remote Sensing of Environment, 168:301-315.

Jarzyna, M.*, W. Porter, B. Maurer, B. Zuckerber, and A.O. Finley. (2015) Landscape fragmentation affects responses of avian communities to climate change. Global Change Biology, 21:2942–12953.

Jarzyna, M.*, B. Zuckerber, W. Porter, A.O. Finley, and B. Maurer. (2015) Spatial scaling of temporal changes in avian communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22:242–251.

Junttila, V., T. Kauranne, A.O. Finley, and J. Bradford. (2015) Linear models for airborne laser scanning based operational forest inventory with small field sample size and highly correlated LiDAR data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53:5600–15612.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, A.E. Gelfand. (2015) spBayes for large univariate and multivariate point-referenced spatio-temporal data models. Journal of Statistical Software, 63:1-28. []

Hamm, N.A.A, A.O. Finley, M. Schaap, and A. Stein. (2015) A spatially varying coefficient model for mapping PM10 air quality at the European scale. Atmospheric Environment, 102:393–405.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, C. Babcock, and B.D. Cook. (2014) Dynamic spatial regression models for space-varying forest stand tables. Environmetrics, 25:596–609. [arXiv]

Schimel, D, D.R. Strong, A.M. Ellison, D.P.C. Peters, S. Silver, E.A. Johnson, J. Belnap, A.T. Classen, T.E. Essington, A.O. Finley, B.D. Inouye, E.H. Stanley. (2014) Editors are editors, not oracles. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 95:342–346.

Jarzyna, M.*, A.O. Finley, W. Porter, B. Mauer, C. Beier, and B. Zuckerberg. (2014) Accounting for the space-varying nature of the relationships between temporal community turnover and the environment. Ecography, 37:1073–1083.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, and B.D. Cook. (2014) Bayesian hierarchical models for spatially misaligned data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5:514–523. [Errata]

Levy, O.*, B.A. Ball, B. Bond-Lamberty, K.S. Cheruvelil, A.O. Finley, N. Lottig, S.W. Punyasena, J. Xiao, J. Zhou, L.B. Buckley, C.T. Filstrup, T. Keitt, J.R. Kellner, A.K. Knapp, A.D. Richardson, C. Stow, D. Tcheng, M. Toomey, R. Vargas, J.W. Voordeckers, T. Wagner, J.W. Williams. (2014) Approaches for advancing scientific understanding of macrosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12:15–23.

Johnson, K.D., Birdsey, R., Finley, A.O., Swantaran, A, Dubayah, R, Wayson, C. and Riemann, R. (2014) Integrating forest inventory and analysis data into a LIDAR-based carbon monitoring system. Carbon Balance and Management, 9:3

Johnson, K.D., J.W. Harden, A.D. McGuire, M. Clark, F. Yuan, A.O. Finley. (2013) Permafrost and organic layer interactions over a climate gradient in a discontinuous permafrost zone. Environmental Research Letters, 8:1–12.

Guhaniyogi, R., A.O. Finley, S. Banerjee and Rich K. Kobe. (2013) Modeling complex spatial dependencies: low-rank spatially-varying cross-covariances with application to soil nutrient data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 18:274–298.

Junttila, V. A.O. Finley, J.B. Bradford, and T. Kauranne. (2013) Strategies for minimizing sample size for use in airborne LiDAR-based forest inventory. Forest Ecology and Management, 292:75–85.

Babcock, C.*, J. Matney*, A.O. Finley, A. Weiskittel, and B.D. Cook. (2013) Multivariate spatial regression models for predicting individual tree structure variables using LiDAR data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6:6–14.

Record, S., M. Fitzpatrick, A.O. Finley, S. Veloz, and A. Ellison. (2013) Should species distribution models account for spatial autocorrelation? A test of model projections across eight millennia of climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22:760–771.

Swanson, A.*, S. Dobrowski, A.O. Finley, J.H. Thorne, and M.K. Schwartz. (2013) Spatial regression methods capture prediction uncertainty in species distribution model projections through time. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22:242–251.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, B.D. Cook, and J.B. Bradford. (2013) Hierarchical Bayesian spatial models for predicting multiple forest variables using waveform LiDAR, hyperspectral imagery, and large inventory datasets. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 22:147–160.

Delamater, P.L.*, A.O. Finley, and S. Banerjee. (2012) An analysis of asthma hospitalizations, air pollution, and weather conditions in Los Angeles County, California. Science of the Total Environment, 425:110–1118.

Baribault, T., R.K. Kobe, and A.O. Finley. (2012) Tropical tree growth is correlated with soil phosphorus, potassium, and calcium, though not for legumes. Ecological Monographs, 82:189–1203.

Eidsvik, J., A.O. Finley, S. Banerjee, and H. Rue. (2012) Approximate Bayesian inference for large spatial datasets using predictive process models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 56: 1362–1380.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, A.E. Gelfand. (2012) Bayesian dynamic modeling for large space-time datasets using Gaussian predictive processes. Journal of Geographical Systems, 14:29–47.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, and B. Basso. (2011) Improving crop model inference through Bayesian melding with spatially-varying parameters. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 16:453–474.

Salazar, E., B. Sanso, A.O. Finley, D. Hammerling, I. Steinsland, X. Wang, and P. Delamater. (2011) Comparing and blending regional climate model predictions for the American Southwest. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 16:586–605.

Guhaniyogi, R.*, A.O. Finley, S. Banerjee, A.E. Gelfand. (2011) Adaptive Gaussian predictive process models for large spatial datasets. Environmetrics, 22:997–1007.

Ren, Q.*, S. Banerjee, A.O. Finley, and J.S. Hodges. (2011) Variational Bayesian methods for spatial data analysis. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 55:3197–3217.

Woodall, C.W., A.W. D’Amato, J.B. Bradford, and A.O. Finley. (2011) Effects of stand and inter-specific stocking on maximizing standing tree carbon stocks in the eastern U.S. Forest Science, 57:365–378.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, and D.W. MacFarlane. (2011) A hierarchical model for quantifying forest variables over large heterogeneous landscapes with uncertain forest areas. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 106:31–48.

Finley, A.O. (2011) Comparing spatially-varying coefficients models for analysis of ecological data with non-stationary and anisotropic residual dependence. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2:143–154.

Munoz, J.D.*, A.O. Finley, R. Gehl, and S. Kravchenko. (2010) Nonlinear hierarchical models for predicting cover crop biomass using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114:2833–2840.

Woodall, C.W., C.M. Oswalt, J.A. Westfall, C.H. Perry, M.D. Nelson, and A.O. Finley. (2010) Selecting tree species for testing climate change migration hypotheses using forest inventory data. Forest Ecology and Management, 259:778-785.

Banerjee, S., A.O. Finley, P. Waldmann, and T. Ericsson. (2010) Hierarchical spatial process models for multiple traits in large genetic trials. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 105:506–521.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, and R.E. McRoberts. (2009) Hierarchical spatial models for predicting tree species assemblages across large domains. Annals of Applied Statistics, 3:1052–1079.

Woodall, C.W., C.M. Oswalt, J.A. Westfall, C.H. Perry, M.D. Nelson, and A.O. Finley. (2009) An indicator of tree migration in forests of the eastern United States Forest Ecology and Management, 257:1434–1444.

Finley, A.O., H. Sang, S. Banerjee, and A.E. Gelfand. (2009) Improving the performance of predictive process modeling for large datasets. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 53:2873–2884.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, P. Waldmann, and T. Ericsson. (2009) Hierarchical spatial modeling of additive and dominance genetic variance for large spatial trial datasets. Biometrics:65, 441–451.

Clark, S. and A.O. Finley. (2009) Spatial Modelling of Car Ownership Data: A Case Study from the United Kingdom. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, DOI 10.1007/s12061-009-9030-z.

Banerjee, S., A.E. Gelfand, A.O. Finley, and H. Sang. (2008) Gaussian Predictive Process Models for Large Spatial Datasets. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, 70:825–848.

Nicholas, L.C. and A.O. Finley. (2008) yaImpute: An R package for kNN Imputation. Journal of Statistical Software, 23:10.

Finley, A.O. and R.E. McRoberts. (2008) Efficient k–nearest neighbor searches for multi-source forest attribute mapping. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112:2203–2211.

Liang, S.*, S. Banerjee, S. Bushhouse, A.O. Finley, and B.P. Carlin. (2008) Hierarchical multiresolution approaches for dense point–level breast cancer treatment data. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 52:2650–2668.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, A.R. Ek, and R.E. McRoberts. (2008) Bayesian multivariate process modeling for prediction of forest attributes. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 13:60–83.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, and R.E. McRoberts. (2008) A Bayesian approach to quantifying uncertainty in multi-source forest area estimates. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 15:241–258.

McRoberts, R.E., E. Tomppo, A.O. Finley, and J. Heikkinen. (2007) Model–based estimators for the k–nearest neighbors technique. Remote Sensing of Environment, 111:466–480.

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, and B.P. Carlin. (2007) spBayes: A program for multivariate point-referenced spatial modeling. Journal of Statistical Software, 19:4.

Banerjee, S. and A.O. Finley. (2007) Bayesian multi-resolution modeling for spatially replicated data sets with application to forest biomass data. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 137:3193–3205.

Finley, A.O., R.E. McRoberts, and A.R. Ek. (2006) Applying an efficient k–nearest neighbor search to forest attribute imputation. Forest Science, 52:130–135.

Finley, A.O., D.B. Kittredge, T.H. Stevens, C.M. Schweik, and D. Dennis. (2006) Possibilities for cross-boundary cooperation in a landscape dominated by private ownership: a case study from Massachusetts. Forest Science, 52:10–22.

Finley, A.O. and D.B. Kittredge. (2006) Thoreau, Muir, and Jane Doe: different types of private forest owners need different kinds of forest management. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 23:27–34.

Haapanen, R., A.R. Ek, M.E. Bauer, and A.O. Finley. (2004) Delineation of forest/non-forest land-use classes using k–nearest neighbor classification. Remote Sensing of Environment, 89:265–271.

Kittredge, D.B., A.O. Finley, and D.R. Foster. (2003) Timber harvesting as ongoing disturbance in a landscape of diverse ownership. Forest Ecology and Management, 180:425–442.

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