Geostatistics if the study of the spatial dependence, variability and continuity of variables across space and/or time in order to better understand and predict patterns of natural phenomena. It is a methodology employed in a diversity of areas, from public health to map spatial patterns of diseases, such as Dengue fever, to social sciences when seeking to understand spatial patters of violent crimes across metropolitan areas. Some areas of applications in natural sciences include mining exploration, petroleum geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, soil science, hydrology, meteorology, geography and agriculture.


Profesores: Fábio Iwashita, Jean-Baptiste Tary, Jillian Pearse.