Paul A. Rabie
Paul Rabie joined WEST in 2013 as a Research Biometrician. Paul received his BA in writing from Hampshire College. 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). Paul is a co-author on the state of the art GenEst statistical wildlife fatality estimator for use in post-construction fatality monitoring studies at renewable energy facilities, and an expert in fatality estimation in cases for which detection probability is low and carcass detections are few to zero. 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.