Zachary D. Weller


I am an assistant professor of statistics at Colorado State University. Along with teaching statistics classes, I also work in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University, doing research with the Dr. Joe von Fischer lab.  I completed my PhD in the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University under the advisement of Dr. Jennifer Hoeting. My primary research interests lie in spatial, Bayesian, and non-parametric statistics applied to ecological, environmental, and biological problems. My current research is funded by the Environmental Defense Fund, and I am involved in their project to locate natural gas leaks and quantify their methane emissions. In the past I have been funded by the STATMOS research network. In addition to my research, I am also interested in statistics education, and I enjoy sharing and learning new ways to teach statistics.

Contact Information
Department of Statistics
Colorado State University
zdweller "at"

  • Ph.D., Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. May 2017.
  • M.S., Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. December 2013.
  • B.A., Mathematics, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. May 2011.
Link to my CV.

Here is a video from China Global News about our methane mapping project:

Mapping Natural Gas Leaks