Leigh Ann Starcevich

Research Biometrician

Dr. Leigh Ann Starcevich has been a Research Biometrician for WEST since 2013. Leigh Ann earned her BS in mathematical statistics at the University of Alabama in 1993 and received her MS and PhD in statistics from Oregon State University in 1996 and 2010, respectively. Leigh Ann has over 20 years of statistical consulting experience in topics such as occupancy analysis, power analysis, R programming instruction, and the development of statistical analysis tools. She has worked as a consultant for state and federal natural resource agencies such as the National Park Service, US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. She has assisted in the development of monitoring plans for ecological indicators of water chemistry, raptors, coho salmon, wetland, coral, arid-land springs, and vegetation. Leigh Ann’s research interests include sampling design, design-based estimation, nonsampling error adjustments, and trend modeling. Leigh Ann enjoys the mutually-educational opportunities found in collaborating with scientists, educators, and researchers from many fields.