Paul Rabie joined WEST in 2013 as a research biometrician. Paul received his B.A. in Writing from Hampshire College before choosing to pursue a career in science. He then pursued post-baccalaureate studies in natural resources and his M.S. 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 U.S. 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.