Paul Rabie joined WEST in 2013 as a Research Biometrician. Paul received his BA in writing from Hampshire College before choosing to pursue a career in science. He then pursued post-baccalaureate studies in Natural Resources and his MS in Ecology at the University of Minnesota, and completed his Ph.D in Botany with a minor in Applied Statistics at Washington State University. Paul worked with US Geological Survey scientists for two years prior to joining WEST.
Paul works with industry and government agencies to develop methods to estimate impacts to wildlife populations due to renewable energy facilities (wind and solar). He has considerable experience with quantitative ecological modeling including population dynamics, ecological community analysis, animal resource selection, and network analysis of plant-pollinator communities. Paul’s ecological modeling work includes plants, invertebrates, birds and mammals.