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Laurie Porth

Laurie Porth
Technical Information Specialist, Research Data Publishing
Knowledge Management & Communications
240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
United States
Current Research
Porth serves as production team leader for the Forest Service Research Data Archive (FS RDA; which publishes research data funded by FS Research & Development or the Joint Fire Science Program. She maintains all specialized information content of the public-facing website and index system for the scientific data publications within the FS RDA and manages workflows for all data products submitted for publication. This work also includes working with researchers to prepare data for long-term preservation; reviewing data submissions and associated documentation; and preparing and releasing of scientific data publications. Additional work includes providing data management support to all Forest Service Research & Development researchers and our Experimental Forests & Ranges.
  • Colorado State University, M.S., Statistics, 1997
  • Colorado State University, B.S., Statistics, with a minor in Computer Science, 1995
Professional Experience
  • Technical Information Specialist, Research Data Publishing,  USFS Research & Development,  2019 - Current
  • Statistician (and Data Archivist),  USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station,  2004 - 2019
  • Statistician (Biology),  USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station,  1997 - 2004
  • Statistics Trainee,  USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station,  1992 - 1997
Other Publications