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Dr. Julie Yee

Julie Yee has been employed with the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) since 1997. She received a B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology (1991) and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California at Davis (1997). From 1997-2001 she primarily analyzed and modeled data on waterfowl use, distribution, and survival collected for the Central Valley Habitat Joint Venture. Since 2001, she has provided general statistical support for projects conducted by WERC research scientists by reviewing study plans, data analysis, and manuscripts for integrity of statistical application and interpretation. She has also provided extended support for various WERC projects by conducting analyses. Examples of avian studies for which she has provided extended support include long-term trends in waterfowl use of the Klamath Basin, winter survival of pintails and mallards in relationship to habitat conditions and harvest regulations, cardiac responses of tule greater white-fronted geese to human disturbances, effects of spinning wing decoys versus traditional decoys on the kill rates of dabbling ducks, population monitoring of band-tailed pigeons, and measuring the accuracy of detecting avian flu viruses in the field. Examples of mitigation projects for which she has provided extended support include the Common Murre Restoration Project at Devil's Slide Rock, population monitoring of birds in salt ponds of the East Bay, the Desert Tortoise Translocation Project at Fort Irwin, and water quality study of surface water below Leviathan mercury mine. Other services include board member and treasurer of the Biometrics Working Group of the Wildlife Society (2001-2003); Secretary, Chair, and President of the Sacramento Chapter of the American Statistical Association during (2002-2004); and member of the Tri-colored Blackbirds Working Group (2004-2006).


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