Wallace P. Erickson has been a statistician with WEST since 1991. He currently serves as a Senior Biometrician/Scientist. He has a M.S in statistics from the University of Wyoming, and a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Winona State University. He has also served as the COO and CEO of WEST during the past 5 years. Wally has over 28 years of consulting experience related to the design and analysis of environmental and wildlife studies. His work at WEST has involved applying proper experimental design and appropriate statistical analysis methods for natural resource studies. He has worked with numerous government, industry and environmental organizations to help solve wildlife and other natural resource conflicts and issues. He has been a project manager and/or lead statistician for over 300 studies/projects, including baseline wildlife and risk assessment studies, environmental permitting, and/or operational monitoring/research at over 100 renewable energy projects in 35 states. He has provided written and verbal expert testimony in a variety of areas, including local, state and federal permitting of energy projects. He has worked closely with several energy companies in providing technical assistance in development of their internal environmental policies as well as in providing expert guidance and input on local, state and federal energy guidance. He is an author/co-author on over 50 professional journal articles, book chapters or peer reviewed proceedings papers, and is co-author of the 2nd edition of the book “Resource Selection by Animals”. He has presented over 50 papers/posters at national/regional meetings.
Tuesday, September 24
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM