Kiva Oken

Quantitative Ecologist, Rutgers University




My name is Kiva Oken, and I am currently a postdoc working with Olaf Jensen in the Department of Coastal and Marine Sciences at Rutgers University. I received my PhD in the interdisciplinary Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program at the University of Washington in December, 2016 with Tim Essington in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

I enjoy combining novel statistical methods and mechanistic mathematical models in order to study complex data sets, answer ecological questions, and help improve our management of natural resources. I am also interested in working with others, and especially ecologists, to help them analyze data; I think statistical literacy is an increasingly important skill in both science and life as an informed citizen.