Heron Ecological, LLC

Seth recently attended the annual meeting of the British Ecological Society – Movement Ecology special interest group. The conference was a fantastic sample of the current state-of-the art of movement ecology...

Seth has recently assisted in estimating bird, bat, and golden eagle mortalities at the first of several windfarms to better understand the impacts of wind energy on local and migratory wildlife...

Seth was invited in Oct. 2021 to speak at the University of Idaho’s Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Seminar about starting a company and working as a consulting biometrician specifically, and...

Seth is working with co-authors to build a spatially-explicit population viability analysis for Mojave desert tortoises that incorporates spatially-realistic demographic connectivity in the predictive surface.  The resulting publication and maps will...

We recently used existing occupancy survey data to develop a simulation assessing the power of 30 sample design scenarios to detect nine rates of true population change in the presence of...

Seth recently submitted a manuscript evaluating a novel method of using existing supplemental mark-encounter data to improve estimation of survival of resident and translocated desert tortoises.  This paper will assist in...

Occupancy models are well developed for a variety of species and situations.  However, current models are limited in how they can incorporate multiple levels of temporal variation in detection probability, particularly...

Seth recently presented a talk at the annual meeting of the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society titled, “Common pitfalls and missed opportunities in the application of information-theoretic methods in wildlife...

Seth is co-lead on a panel of experts that is developing a new Adaptive Management and Monitoring Plan to guide project-level and program-level monitoring, learning, and adaptive management for a large-scale...

Seth has participated as the biometrician helping to develop a greater sage-grouse Habitat Quantification Tool to accurately measure both habitat function that is lost due to development and habitat function that...