STAT 4351 Probability (3 semester credit hours) Sample spaces, probability of events, Kolmogorov's axioms, independence and dependence, Bayesian methodology. Discrete and continuous random variables. Probability distributions, mass functions and densities of univariate and multivariate random variables. Expected values, variances, moment generating functions, covariances and related issues. Probability inequalities. Special probability distributions and special probability densities. Functions… Expand

Discuss the relevance of the "normalcy bias" for disasters and the recognition of trends that could pose threats. Use climate change, land use changes and/or extinction as examples

What are the main processes that determine local sea level changes? Which are the processes that introduce the largest uncertainties for future local sea level rise?

Use Plag and Jules-Plag (2013) as starting point

Why are some low risks often overemphasized and high risks almost ignored? Use Anderson (2017) as a starting point

Why do anthropogenic land-use changes constitute a threat to the Earth's life-support system?