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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Patricia K. Lebow

Mathematical Statistician
Madison, WI
Phone: 608-231-9331
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Current Research

The primary goal of research efforts are to enhance FPL research by 1) at the planning stages of studies by defining and translating study objectives into research hypotheses and describing research approaches from a statistical point of view; 2) by formulating and conducting needed statistical research to resolve complexities and to address consequences of assumptions; 3) by addressing and/or modifying experimental plans as research progresses; and 4) by reporting research results in an understandable and technically correct way to help with the dissemination of research and technology transfer.Current collaborative research involves statistical modeling to increase the understanding of wood degradation and decomposition rates when wood is exposed in complex environments. Other efforts include software development to better characterize the supply of forest-based biomass and its potential contribution to production of bioenergy and biofuels.

Research Interests

  • Statistical consultation/collaboration in various areas of wood utilization research, statistical/mathematical modeling, design of experiments, exploratory data analysis

Education

  • Oregon State University, Ph.D. Statistics, 1992
  • Oregon State University, M.S. Operations Research, 1988
  • California State University, Chico, B.S. Computer Science (systems), Mathematics (statistics), 1986

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Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


FPL-2010-007
Improving Accelerated Testing of Durable Wood Products

Durable wood products such as posts, poles and timbers are expected to resist decay and termite attack for several decades. Testing the durabili ...

2010


Last updated on : 07/21/2014