I use my education and experience in both software engineering and statistics to develop software to study fisheries and wildlife populations. Projects that I am currently working on include:
- Developing software to allow managers to estimate animal abundance based on hunting data.
- Creating software to predict run-timing of salmon populations on the Columbia Basin river system.
- Creating the computational engine of the software programs ATLAS and SURPH to estimate survival parameters of salmonid populations based on radio-tag data and PIT-tag data.
- Creating the computational engine of program SURPH to estimate survival using PIT-tag data.
- Creation of the program USER that allows the user to develop their own statistical models for estimating survival and movement parameters of wildlife and fish populations.
I have also performed data analysis of PIT-tag, acoustic tag, and radio-tag fisheries data.
Software programs can be downloaded from Parameter Estimation, Tools & Models.
- MS in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management, University of Washington
- BA in Computer Science, Messiah College, Grantham, PA.