Wayne E Thogmartin, Ph.D.

I am a quantitative ecologist conducting scholarly research at the intersection of animal ecology, spatial analyses, and statistics.  My interests are in population ecology for animals declining in abundance, asking new questions of multiple, combined data sets to gain novel insight into the dynamics of animal populations, and translating science into guidance for practical management decisions.

Biography

PhD, Zoology, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, May, 2002
MS, Zoology, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, May, 1998
BA, Ecology / Behavior / Evolution, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, June, 1990

2014 to the present   Research Ecologist, US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603
2002 to 2014   Research Statistician (Biology), US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603
1995   Wildlife Biologist, United States Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Lab (Central California spotted owl surveyor) 
1994   Wildlife Biologist 1, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (Puget Sound salmon gillnet monitoring supervisor)
1994   Scientific Technician 1, Washington State Department of Natural Resources (North Cascades spotted owl surveyor)
1993   Scientific Technician 1, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (Puget Sound salmon gillnet monitor) 
1992 to 1993  Domestic Groundfish Observer, Arctic Observers Corporation (defunct), Seattle, WA  (Bering Sea groundfish observer)
1992  Fish and Wildlife Technician III, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (Columbia River salmon gillnet monitor)
1991 to 1992   Zoologist, National Marine Fisheries Service (observer debriefer, observers returning from trips aboard high-seas driftnet vessels operating in the north Pacific out of Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea) 
1990  to 1991  Foreign High Seas Driftnet Observer, Frank Orth & Associates (Pacific high-seas driftnet observer, aboard Taiwanese high-seas driftnet vessels)