Dr. Andrew O. Finley

Andrew O. Finley
  • Professor
  • Natural Resources
  • Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Resources Building
  • 480 Wilson Rd, Room 211
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-432-7219


Measuring and monitoring environmental processes. Changing ecosystems.


 am an associate professor at Michigan State University with a joint appointment in the Departments of Forestry and Geography and am an adjunct in the Department of Statistics & Probability. I am also a member of the interdisciplinary Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Graduate Program faculty.


My research interests lie in developing methodologies for monitoring and modeling environmental processes, Bayesian statistics, spatial statistics, and statistical computing. A central theme in my research is the use of hierarchical models to integrate information from disparate sources to improve inference and prediction. In terms of application areas, my research focuses on spatial-temporal modeling of changing ecosystem components and systems. My recent interest is in improving frameworks for modeling exposure to pollutants, climate change, and health outcomes (ecosystem and public).