Papers in journals ( since 2002):

1.    Direct Exposure to Sunlight Accelerates Vitamin D Biodegradation in Milk. (2019) R. C Hamdy , R. M Mohseni , E. Seier , W A.Clark and J.Culp Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Food Science

2.    Visual biofeedback training reduces quantitative drugs index scores associated with fall riskBMC Res Notes. 2018 Oct 22;11(1):750. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3859-7.

Anson,E. Thompson,E. ,  Samuel C. Karpen,3 Brian L. Odle,4 Edith Seier,5 John Jeka,6 and Peter C. Panuscorresponding author7

3.        Hamdy, R.C., Seier, E., Whalen, K., Clark,W.A. ,Hicks, K. & Pigee, T.B. (2018)  "FRAX calculated without BMD does not correctly identify Caucasian men with densitometric evidence of osteoporosis."  Osteoorosis International. Published online Feb3, 2018

4.       Quijano, A.J.,Joyner. M.L.,Ross, Chelsea ,Watts, C.J., Seier, E., and Thomas C. Jones.(2016) "Spatio-temporal analysis of foraging behaviors of Anelosimus studiosus utilizing mathematical modeling of multiple spider interaction on a cooperative web." Journal of Theoretical Biology, p. 243-259, August 2016.

5.      Shropshire, J.D., Moore, D. , Seier, E., Joplin, K.H. (2015) "Male aggression, limited female choice, and the ontogeny of mating behaviour in the flesh fly, Sarcophaga crassipalpis" Physiological Entomology

6.      Quijano, A.J., Joyner, M.L., Seier, E., Hancock, N., Largent, M. & Jones, T.C. (2015) An Aggregate Stochastic Mode Incorporating Individual Dynamics for Predation Movements of Anelosimus studiosus .Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering Vol 12 # 3 June 2015

7.      Joyner, M.,  Seier, E. , Jones, T.M. (2014)  Distances to a point of reference in Spatial Point Patterns.Spatial Statistics  Volume 10, November 2014, Pages 63–75

8.       Moore D, Paquette C, Shropshire JD, Seier E, Joplin KH (2014)  Extensive Reorganization of Behavior Accompanies Ontogeny of Aggression in Male Flesh Flies.  in PLoS ONE 9(4): e93196, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093196

  1. Onyango E.M., McAmis, L., Seier, E. & Habiyamere, B. M.  (2013) Influence of physical restraint on the onset of experimentally induced diaetes mellitus . Journal of Medical and iomedical Sciences. Vol 2 # 4 pp24-34
  2. Joyner, M., Ross, C. , Seier, E.  (2013)  Distance to the Border in Spatial Point Patterns. Spatial Statistics Vol 6 pp 24-40
  3. Kilaru, A. , Tamura, P., Isaac, G. , Welti, R., Venables, B.J., Seier, E. & Chapman, K.D.  (2012) Lipidomic analysis of N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine molecular species in Arabidopsis suggests feedback regulation by N-acylethanolamines.  Planta: Volume 236, Issue 3 (2012), Page 809-824
  4. Seier, E., Bonett, D.G. (2011) A polyplot for visualizing location, spread, skewness and kurtosis. The American Statistician- Vol. 65, No. 4, 258-261
  5. Seier, E., Liu, Y. (2011 online, printed in 2013)  An Exercise to Introduce Power. Teaching Statistics, Vol 35 1 pp 53-56
  6. Moore D, Van Nest BN, Seier E (2011) Diminishing returns:  the influence of experience and environment on time-memory extinction in honey bee foragers. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, Vol 197 (6) pp 641-651)

15.  Depelteau, A., Joplin, K., Govett,A., Miller,H. and Seier,E. (2010) Symbiosis: Development, Implementation and Assessment of a Model Curriculum across Biology and Mathematics at the Introductory Level . Life Sciences Education, Vol  9 (3)  pp 342-347

16.  Kotz, S. and Seier, E. (2009) Analysis of Quantile Kurtosis- Center and Tails. Statistical Papers Vol 50 # 3, pp 553-568 (

  1. Paquette,C., Joplin,K.H., Seier, E., Peyton, J. and Moore, D. (2008) Sex-specific differences in spatial behaviour in the flesh fly, Sarcophaga crassipalpis. Physiological Entomology. Vol 33 pp 382-388
  2. Kotz, S. and Seier, E. (2008) Visualizing peak and tails to introduce kurtosis- The American Statistician- November 2008, Vol 62 No. 4 pp 346-352
  3. Kotz, S. and Seier, E. (2008) Kurtosis of the Two-Sided power distribution. Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics. Vol 28 (1) pp 61-68
  4. Helfgott, M. and Seier, E (2007) Some Mathematical and Statistical aspects of Enzyme Kinetics. Journal of Mathematics and its Applications. (October 2007)
  5. Kotz, S. and Seier, E. (2007) Kurtosis of the Topp-Leone distributions. Interstat. July 2007.
  6. Kiebzak, G., Faulkner,K.G., Wacker, W, Hamdy,R, Seier, E. and Watts,N.(2007)  Effect of Precision Error on T-scores and the Diagnostic Classification of Bone Status. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. (Volume 10, Issue 3July-September 2007Pages 239-243)
  7. Kiebzak, G., Hamdy, R., Seier,E., Watts,N. (2006) The Prevalence of Significant Left-Right Differences in Hip BMD, Osteoporosis International Vol 17 (12) pp 1772-1780

24.  Haynes,T, Knisley,D, Seier, E.,Zou,Y. (2006) A Quantitative Analysis of Secondary RNA Structure Using Domination Based Parameters on Trees  BMC Bioinformatics  7: 108

  1. Bonett, D.G. and Seier, E. (2006)  Confidence Interval for a Coefficient of Dispersion in Non-normal Distributions.Biometrical Journal, Vol 48 (1) pp 144-148
  2. Seier, E. (2004) Curtosis. Pesquimat Vol 6 (2) pp 1-26
  3. Bonett, D.G. and Seier,E. (2003) Confidence Intervals for Mean Absolute Deviations. American Statistician, Vol 57 (4) pp 233-236
  4. Goodrow, B., Seier,E. & Stewart,K.(2003) Social Influences and Adolescent Attitudes on Smoking:Analysis of the 2000 Tennessee Youth Tobacco Survey. Journal of Adolescent and Family Health., Vol. 3 (2) pp 89-94
  5. Seier,E. and Bonett, D.G., (2003),  Two families of Kurtosis Measures   Metrika 58 1  pp-59-70
  6. Bonett, D.G. and Seier, E. , (2003), Statistical Inference for a Ratio of Dispersions Using Paired samples. The Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. Spring 2003/ Vol 28 1 pp 21-30
  7. Bonett, D.G. and Seier, E., (2002), A test of Kurtosis with High Uniform Power. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Vol 40 pp 435-445.
  8. Seier, E. and Robe, C. , (2002), Ducks and Green - An Introduction to the Ideas of Hypothesis Testing. Teaching Statistics Vol 24 Num 3 Pages 82-86
  9. Seier, E.,(2002) Comparison of Tests of Univariate Normality


Seier, E. & Joplin, K.H.  Introduction to Statistics in a Biological Context. Createspace. 2011  ISBN-10: 1463613377


Other publications: Papers in proceedings, published manuals, chapters in books, entries in Encyclopedias.

1.      Seier, E.  (2014)-An Early Start to Inference  Proceedings of the International Conference on Teaching Statistics ICOTS9(refereed paper)

2.     SYMBIOSIS: An Integration of Biology, Math and Statistics at the Freshman Level: Walking Together Instead of on Opposite Sides of the Street, Karl H. Joplin, Istvan Karsai, Darrell Moore, Hugh A. Miller III, Edith Seier, Anant Godbole, and Michel Helfgott, in Undergraduate Mathematics for the Life Sciences: Models, Processes, and Directions, MAA Notes, Vol. 81, Mathematical Association of America, Washington DC, 2013, pp. 97--103

3.     Creating Quantitative Biologists: The Immediate Future of SYMBIOSIS, Darrell Moore, Karl H. Joplin, Istvan Karsai, Hugh A. Miller III, Michel Helfgott, Anant Godbole, and Edith Seier, in Undergraduate Mathematics for the Life Sciences: Models, Processes, and Directions, MAA Notes, Vol. 81, Mathematical Association of America, Washington DC, 2013, pp. 201--205

  1. Seier, E. (2011) - Normality Tests- Power Comparison- Int. Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, Miodrag Lovric (ed), Springer
  2. Seier, E. (2011) - Kurtosis-An Overview- International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, Miodrag Lovric (ed) , Springer.
  3. Seier, E. and Joplin, K (2010)- Teaching Statistics in the Context of Biology: The Symbiosis Experience. Proceedings of the International Conference on Teaching Statistics ICOTS 8
  4. Seier, E. (2010) Kurtosis- Encyclopedia of Research Design, Neil J. Salkind (ed.)  pp 676-678- SAGE publications  
  5. Debra Knisley, Edith Seier, Daniel Lamb, Daniel Owens, Cecelia McIntosh, A graph-theoretic model based on primary and predicted secondary structure reveals functional specificity in a set of plant secondary product UDP-glucosyltransferases, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics, (BCBGC-09)
    William Loging, Mukesh Doble, Zhirong Sun, James Malone (Editors)
    ISBN: 978-1-60651-009-4

9.      Seier, E.  and Hosler, S. (2007) Teaching Intro Stats to Prospective Elementary School Teachers- The Habitat Experience at ETSU. 2007 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Statistical Education Section (CD-ROM)

10.  Seier, E. (2006), "Influence of consulting in the selection of topics when teaching statistics", Proceedings of the International Conference in Teaching Statistics (ICOTS 7) (CD-ROM)   (refereed paper)

11.  Seier, E. , Price, R.M. and Knisley, J. (2005), ”The Stat-Cave and a Multi-task Approach to Improve the Teaching of Introductory Statistics”2005 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Statistical Education Section.(CD-ROM)

12.  Price, R. M. and Seier, E. 2005  Minitab 14 Lab Manual for Utts and Heckard's Mind on Statistics.Duxbury Press ( CD-Rom)

13.  Marks,L.J, Nelson, A., Burnham, J.P., Coates,T, Duncan, J. Lowe,E. ,Lowery,A, Seier,E.  "The Winding Road to Community Partnerships in Appalachia: A Faculty perspective:" in Pursuing Opportunities trough partnerships: higher education and communities. West Virginia University Press, 2004.

  1. Seier, E. and Price, R.M. 2003, Minitab 13 Lab Manual for Utts and Heckard's Mind on Statistics. Duxbury Press ( CD-Rom)

15.  Seier, E. , Moore, D. and Joplin, K. (2002), ”Exploratory Tools for Comparison of Activity Time Series,” 2002 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Biometrics Section[CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

On-Line Material:

1. Activity on CAUSEWEB: A ducks story, introduction to testing statistical hypotheses.


2. Using R- from a personal point of view (in Spanish)