We have found that for many biologists, ecologists, land managers, etc., there is a frustrating disconnect: the need for reliable information from quality data and the capability to obtain that information. Many folks do not have the time, training, or interest in the specifics of study design and statistical analysis. We do. And we love it.
Seth Harju started Heron Ecological, LLC to help colleagues at a variety of institutions who have a need for short-term assistance with study design and data analysis. Most organizations do not need a full-time biometrician, but find themselves wishing there was someone they could ask for advice or outright statistical analysis. Hence, the creation of Heron Ecological, LLC.
Seth has a M.Sc. degree in Ecology and a B.Sc. in Wildlife Resources, but most importantly, a knack at understanding and communicating statistical issues. He has worked for government agencies, universities, nonprofits, public-private collaborative groups, and private consulting firms across the U.S and Canada.
Seth presents to a variety of audiences, including student groups, professional associations, and industry conferences. He is active in publishing and reviewing for peer-reviewed journals and currently serves as President-Elect of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society.