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  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Maryland


Jim is a Computer Specialist and Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC). He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, and has been working at PWRC since 1977. His main interest is in developing user-friendly software for the analysis of ecological data, maintaining PWRC’s software webpage, and analyzing ecological data, especially dealing with the estimation of population parameters. Hines developed and continues to maintain software widely used across the globe, including programs CAPTURE, PRESENCE, JOLLY, SPECRICH, DOBSERV and others. He also provides support and advice to field biologists carrying out statistical analyses of their own data, especially through internet list servers and mailing lists. Jim has published over 150 scientific articles and has received several awards from the USGS.