Paul R Stat, LLC
Paul H. Geissler, Ph.D.
Statistical Training and Consulting Using R
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Paul H. Geissler, Ph.D.
Tel. 303-815-9425, Denver, USA time
Skype: PaulRStat - Email me for an appointment.
Paul received his BS in Biology from Bucknell University, his MS is Zoology from the University of Connecticut, and his Ph.D. in Zoology with a strong minor in Statistics from North Carolina State University.
Paul has held the position of Assistant Statistician at North Carolina State University, where he worked with the Southeastern Fish and Game Statistics Project, which provided statistical advice and analysis to a group of State fish and game agencies in the Southeast. This was in the early days of computing and there was a group of human "computers" who did analyses of variance on mechanical calculators. He learned computer programming on an IBM 1620 that loaded the FORTRAN compiler from cards before loading the program and data, also on cards. His first job as a graduate research assistant was operational management of a telephone survey of mourning dove hunting in the East. He computerized the analysis of mail surveys of hunting and advised on their design.
Paul was a Statistician (Biology) with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, where he advised biologists on their statistical analyses. He co-lead a large scale study of mourning dove nesting success, developed the route regression method of estimating population trends form survey data, such as the Breeding Bird Survey, and procedures for estimating waterfowl harvest. He has been Chief of the Waterfowl Harvest Surveys Section and Chief of the Branch of Surveys for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Management Office. With the reorganization, consolidating science within the Department of the Interior, he has been in three agencies without changing his office or phone number (Fish and Wildlife Service, National Biological Service, and US Geological Survey). With the USGS, he was an assistant coordinator of the Status and Trends of Biological Resources Program, and coordinated the National Park Monitoring Project and the Park Oriented Biological Support Project, which funded research in support of the National Park Service and provided them with statistical advice.
Paul organized a series of free webinar courses that were open to all that were interested, which had over 11,000 participants, while he was with USGS. He has personally taught over 6,000 people in more than 75 countries with his popular webinar courses on the R computer system for statistical analysis and graphics and on the design of monitoring surveys. USGS will continue many of these webinar courses, but not the ones Paul taught.
After retiring from the USGS, Paul formed an LLC company to offer statistical training and consulting using the R computer system for statistical analysis and graphics. Unfortunately, without USGS support these course can no longer be free, but he will try to keep the costs as low as possible so as many people as possible can participate.
Paul and his wife (Jill) moved to Colorado to be close to their daughter and her family, including two granddaughters. They live in Lafayette, just east of Boulder and north of Denver, in the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains. He enjoys hiking in the Front Range and is active in the community.