Science Driven Problem Solving
Founded in 2013, Frydenborg Ecologic is a family business focused on using sound science to provide cost effective service. Our goal is to resolve clients' problems in an efficient and effective manner.
Russ Frydenborg, President
A native Floridian with 35 years of experience with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Russ has sampled, analyzed, and interpreted physical, chemical, and biological data from virtually all 67 Florida counties, including stream, spring, lake, wetland, and estuary systems.
As the former administrator of the DEP Water Quality Standards Program, he oversaw development and incorporation of biological assessment tools (Stream Condition Index, Lake Vegetation Index, Rapid Periphyton Survey, and Linear Vegetation Survey) into water quality standards (Chapters 62-302 and 62-303, F.A.C).
Russ has been instrumental in the adoption of statewide Numeric Nutrient Criteria (NNC), updating Dissolved Oxygen (DO) criteria, crafting an improved process to revise the designated use classification of surface waters, and designing studies to assess point source discharges for NPDES permitting decisions. Russ supervised an overhaul of the Quality Assurance (QA) Rule (Chapter 62-160, F.A.C.), including creation of the current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for field sampling activities, and establishment of an extensive QA training and auditing program.
With diverse abilities and experience, ranging from serving on the Governor’s Springs Task Force, writing policy documents on Emerging Substances of Concern, conducting Everglades and Minimum Flows and Levels studies, chairing the Deadhead Logging Committee, to testifying in court as an expert witness on numerous cases, Russ has the knowledge of state rules and the objectivity to properly assess and interpret environmental data in the context of regulatory requirements.
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Beck Frydenborg, Senior Scientist
Beck has a diverse background in biological research, including developmental biology, plant genetics, microbial ecology, molecular biology, epidemiology, environmental health, and bioinformatics.
He is certified for the FDEP Stream Condition Index and Habitat Assessment, and is experienced with the Linear Vegetation Survey, Rapid Periphyton Survey, Lake Vegetation Index, water quality sampling, permitting requirements, and is an AAUS Scientific Diver. He has extensive expertise in study design, aquatic assessments, microbial source tracking, statistical analyses, data visualization, and GIS.
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PHOTO CREDITS: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, STATE OF FLORIDA, RUSSEL FRYDENBORG, FRYDENBORG ECOLOGIC LLC.