Wesley Newton


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. Wes' prior work experience also involved similar challenges with data while working for the U.S. Army at test centers in Utah and Alaska.

Recent Accomplishments


  • 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)

Professional Studies/Experience

  • Statistician and Supervisory Statistician, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota (1990-present)
  • Statistical Consultant, Statistics Consulting Center, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho (1989)
  • Mathematical Statistician, U.S. Department of Army, Dugway Proving Grounds, Dugway, Utah, and Cold Regions Test Center, Fort Greely, Alaska (1985-1988)


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