About Dr. Ken Burnham
January 2009, Ken retired, from the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (at CSU), as a Senior Scientist with the United States Geological Survey (Biological Resources Discipline). He continues to contribute as Emeritus Professor with the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University.
His formal degrees »
- B.S. in Biology from Portland State University
- M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from Oregon State University
His expertise and interests »
Study design (statistical aspects) and specialized sampling and data analysis methodology for wildlife and ecology, in particular population estimation, such as from capture-recapture, bird banding, distance sampling, population monitoring, and inference about population dynamics. Ken’s recent research emphasis has been on theory and application of information-theoretic data-based model selection and multimodel inference.