Shay Howlin has been a consulting biometrician for WEST since 1999. She received her B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. in Statistics from Oregon State University. Shay’s experience in the implementation of survey techniques and formal training in statistical theory and analysis qualify her to assist in the design, conduct, and analysis of wildlife field studies.
As a biometrician for WEST, Shay has been involved primarily in ecological monitoring studies and analyses, designing and estimating resource selection functions, conducting data analyses for wildlife research, and analyses associated with natural resource damage assessment cases. She has applied numerous statistical techniques to ecology, including generalized linear models, multivariate methods, and sampling. Shay has experience in simulation and computing using SAS, S-Plus, R, Arcview, and Microsoft Access. Shay’s clients have included the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.