William Link, Ph.D.


Dr. William Link has been Mathematical Statistician at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center since 1987.


  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986). Thesis: Contributions to Reliability Theory and Survival Analysis.  Advisors: Profs. Ramesh Korwar, Hui-Kuang Hsieh, Constantine Gatsonis, and David Hosmer
  • Western Maryland College; B.A. (mathematics)


  • USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; Laurel, Maryland.  Mathematical Statistician. 1987-present
  • University of Otago; Dunedin, New Zealand. Visiting Professor of Statistics. 2001
  • Towson University; Towson, Maryland. Associate Professor of Mathematics. 1986-1987


Mark-recapture, count surveys, demographic analysis, Bayesian methods, multimodel inference

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