Kiva Oken

Quantitative Ecology & Resource Management, University of Washington



My name is Kiva Oken, and I am a PhD candidate in the interdisciplinary Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program at the University of Washington. I am working on my dissertation 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.