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Jay Verhoef, Dr.




Marine Mammal Laboratory





Marine Mammal Laboratory
Alaska Fisheries Science Center/NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115-6349

Current Activities

Jay Ver Hoef is a statistician with the Polar Ecosystems Program based out of Fairbanks, Alaska. He provides statistical expertise to MML and continues his research interests in spatial and ecological statistics. His current research activities include trend and abundance estimation from plot-based counts, animal movement models, spatial models for stream networks, computational methods for binary time series, and spatial and temporal design issues for long-term monitoring of environmental data. Jay is an author or coauthor of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, one book, and many book chapters and technical reports.


Jay is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and past chair of the Section on Statistics and the Environment and the Alaska Chapter of the ASA. He is also an adjunct professor of statistics with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He received his B.S. in botany from Colorado State University, Fort Collins; his M.S. in botany from the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and his Ph.D., a co-major in statistics and EEB (ecology and evolutionary biology), from Iowa State University. Ames. Prior to joining NMML in 2005, Jay was a biometrician with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for 14 years.

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