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Wesley Newton

Wesley Newton is a Statistician (Emeritus) at the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Wes Newton has been a statistical consultant and analyst working on a diversity of ecological studies in the northern prairies and elsewhere for most of his career.  He most enjoys the challenges of working with researchers on ways to answer theirs and natural resource managers questions, often from “messy” data, using a broad range of statistical methods. Wes states that it’s a great job as he gets to apply his chosen profession, statistics, to a fascinating subject, wildlife biology and ecology.

Professional Experience

  • Statistician and Supervisory Statistician, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Natural Resources Management, North Dakota State University

  • M.S. Applied Statistics, Utah State University

  • B.S. General Biology, Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University)

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