Kevin R. Gehringer, Ph.D.
Principal and Managing Member
Kevin graduated from the University
of Washington in 2001 with a Ph.D. in Forest Biometrics. Kevin
also has an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics (1990) with an emphasis
in numerical analysis and numerical computing and a B.S. degree
(1987) in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science, both from
the University of Tulsa in Tulsa,
Kevin's Ph.D. research included predictive dynamic modeling of
forest stand development, growth and yield modeling, nonparametric
multivariate classification of forest stands, and the simulation
of natural and managed forest stands. His dissertation was titled
"Dynamic growth and yield modeling with climate: A model for
plantation Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest." For his Master's
degree, Kevin's research included nonparametric probability density
estimation. His thesis title was "Nonparametric Probability
Density Estimation Using Normalized B-Splines."
In June of 2002 Kevin started a biometrics and
statistics consulting business (sole proprietorship) to consult with
several clients on the problem of defining multivariate assessment
procedures that are both statistically and biologically consistent for
their forest management applications. Two years later this work was
still going on and had expanded into simulation modeling of riparian
forest development and function. In September of 2004 Kevin formed
Biometrics Northwest LLC, closing the sole proprietorship, continuing
to refine and develop the riparian simulation models and assessment
procedures, publishing the assessment procedures in Forest Ecology and
Management in 2006 and presenting two papers and a poster describing
the use of the assessment procedures and riparian simulation
models at the 2010 national convention of the Society of American
For more information on Kevin's experience and education, see his
C.V. as a web page or
A brief Bio is also available as a web
page or PDF file.
Papers presented by Kevin at selected
conferences and workshops are also available for viewing.
Kevin's dissertation "Dynamic
growth and yield modeling with climate: A model for plantation
Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest" is also available for
Kevin's personal web page.