-->
George Hess @ NC State University
What I Do  |  Who I Am  |  Find Me
Curriculum Vitae - December 2013 (still a few 2013 things missing)
Goals


In everything I teach, my goals are to (1) excite students about the prospect of continuous learning and the process of figuring things out for themselves, (2) focus explicitly on personal and professional development skills, including collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and organization, and (3) place students in the types of situations they will encounter after graduation by using engaged, project-based approaches to teaching. more

In research I focus on the conservation of open spaces in suburbanizing regions, particularly as habitat for native plants and animals. My research efforts have three major thrusts: (1) improve the breadth and quality of ecologically-based information available to land use planners; (2) develop approaches to incorporating scientific findings about conservation into local planning activities by engaging with community partners; and (3) support the active engagement of students with community partners to address local conservation challenges. more

I will serve my community by working with organizations that can take advantage of my expertise and increase the relevance of my research and teaching. I will serve on university committees that complement my interests and offer the opportunity for me to make a significant contribution.


Qualifications

Education
►  PhD, Biomathematics & Ecology, North Carolina State University, 1994
Dissertation: Disease in Metapopulation Models - Implications for Conservation
► MS, Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1981
► BS, Computer Science, Columbia University School of Engineering, 1979
► BA, Biology, Columbia College (Summa Cum Laude), 1978

Professional Experience
► Professor, July 2011 - present
► Associate Professor, July 2002 - June 2011
► Assistant Professor, June 1996 - June 2002
Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University
Associate Faculty Member, Biomathematics Program, Statistics Department
Associate Faculty Member, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Program

► Visiting Assistant Professor, January 1996 - June 1996, Department of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University
► Research Associate, January 1996 - April 1996, Botany Department, Duke University
► Research Analyst, July 1989 - 1995, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University
► Research Assistant, August 1989 - September 1994, Biomathematics Program, North Carolina State University

► Software Engineer, November 1987 - June 1989, Rabbit Software, Inc., Raleigh, NC
► Senior Software Engineer, March 1985 - November 1986, Martin Marietta Data Systems, Princeton, NJ
► Member of Technical Staff, August 1983 - February 1985, AT&T Consumer Products Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ
► Member of Technical Staff, June 1979 - August 1983, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ

Honors & Awards
► Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, NC State University, 2014
► Nominee, Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, College of Natural Resources, 2010-2013
► Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor 2009-2011
► Faculty Fellow, Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement, 2008-2009
► Civically Engaged Scholar, Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement, 2007-2009
► Co-nominee with Toddi Steelman, Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology, for our work in Creating Open Space Plans that Work and Where is Conservation Science in Local Planning?, 2007, did not win
► Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, NCSU Alumni Association, 2005
► Outstanding Teacher Award, NCSU College of Natural Resources, 2004
► Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 2002
► Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Planning Award, North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association, for contributions to the Triangle GreenPrint Project, 2002
► Outstanding Student Advisor Award, NCSU College of Natural Resources, 2002, 2007
► Lucas Research Award, NCSU Biomathematics Program, 1996, in recognition of my PhD thesis
► Best Student Presentation, International Association of Landscape Ecology, 1994, for my poster, "Could increased connectivity be more than we bargained for?"
► Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Computer Science Honor Society, 1978
► Phi Beta Kappa, 1977



Teaching

Courses
► Natural Resources Undergraduate Honors Experience, with Barry Goldfarb, North Carolina State University, Fall 2012.
► Conservation Biology in Practice, North Carolina State University, Spring 2012.
► Teamwork Bootcamp, with Gary Blank and Shari Rodriguez, North Carolina State University, Fall 2011.
► Triangle Ecosystem Services, North Carolina State University, Fall 2010.
► State of Triangle's Environment, 2010, North Carolina State University, Spring 2010.
► Measuring Conservation Success, North Carolina State University, Fall 2008.
► Where is Conservation Science in Local Planning?, with Toddi Steelman, North Carolina State University; James Miller, Jan Thompson (Iowa State University); Martha Groom, David Stokes (University of Washington); Spring 2007.
► Creating Open Space Plans that Work, with Toddi Steelman, North Carolina State University, Spring 2006.
► Examining Biodiveristy Patterns, North Carolina State University, Spring 2005.
► Regional Biodiveristy Priorities, North Carolina State University, Fall 2004.
► Surrogate Species Conservation Planning, North Carolina State University, Spring 2003.
► Landscape Ecology, North Carolina State University, Fall 2002, 2004.
► Focal Species Conservation Planning, North Carolina State University, Spring 2002.
► Measuring Suburban Sprawl, North Carolina State University, Spring 2001.
► Natural Resources Measurements, North Carolina State University, every Spring, since 1997.
► Modeling Biological Systems, North Carolina State University, Fall 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007.
► Effective Scientific Posters, every Spring, 2000-2006, now moving online - visit www.ncsu.edu/project/posters
► Landscape Ecology and Design, North Carolina State University, Spring 1996, Fall 1998, Spring 2000.
► Ecology and Economics of Clearcutting, North Carolina State University, Fall 1996.
► Topics in Landscape Ecology, North Carolina State University, Spring 1995.

Guest Lectures
2012
96. Creating effective poster presentations, NCSU.
94-95. Creating an effective poster, for Professional Development 2 - Communication, NCSU.
93. Teams and groups, for Engaging Leaders, NCSU.
92. Greenways for wildlife, for Urban Wildlife, NCSU.

2011
90-91. Creating effective poster presentations, NCSU.
88-89. Creating an effective poster, for Professional Development 2 - Communication, NCSU.
87. Communicating science to planners and decision-makers, for Scientific Communications Seminar, NCSU.
86. Wildlife planning ordinances, for Urban Wildlife, NCSU.
85. Triangle ULTRA, for Graduate Student Selective, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU.

2010
81-84. Creating effective poster presentations, NCSU.
79-80. Creating an effective poster, for Professional Development 2 - Communication, NCSU.
78. Biodiverisity Conservation in Local Planning, for Renewable Resorce Mangement & Policy, NCSU.

2009
77. Introduction to service-learning and critical thinking, for Human Dimensions of Wildlife, NCSU.
75-76. Service-learning with Triangle Land Conservancy for Intro to Natural Resources, NCSU.
74-75. Creating an effective poster. Professional Development 2 - Communication, NCSU.
73. Land conservation in practice, Duke University.
71-72. Creating effective poster presentations. For Graduate School.

2008
67-70. Introduction to Spatial Technologies, NCSU.
66. Land conservation in practice, Duke University.
57-65. Creating effective poster presentations.

2007
55-56. Changing Paradigms of Leadership, Learning, and Service, NCSU.
54. Evaluating conservation success, Duke University.
45-53. Creating effective poster presentations.

2006
35-45. Creating effective poster presentations.
2005
34. Creating effective posters. Presentation and workshop (two events), NCSU Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Programs.
33. Creating effective posters. Presentation for the Graduate School.
32. Impervious surfaces around Falls Lake, Environmental Regulation, NCSU.
31. Creating an effective poster. Applications in GIS, NCSU.
30. Creating an effective poster. Professional Development 2 - Communication, NCSU.
29. Creating an effective poster. Natural Resources Advocacy, NCSU.

2004
28. Creating effective posters. Presentation for the Graduate School.
27. Creating effective posters. Presentation and workshop (two events), NCSU Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Programs.
26. Effective Poster Presentations. Professional Development II - Communication, Forestry Department, North Carolina State University.
25. Use of Statistics In Biology, Forestry Research Methods Course, NCSU.
24. Creating an effective poster. Forestry Professional Development 2, NCSU.
23. Creating an effective poster. Graduate Research Certificate, NCSU.
22. Creating an effective poster. Applications in GIS, NCSU.

2003
21. Balancing teaching, research, and service. Campbell University.
20. Creating effective posters. Presentation for the Graduate School.
19. Creating effective posters. Presentation and workshop (two events), NCSU Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Programs.
18. Surrogate species planning. Ecology, NCSU.
17. Creating an effective poster. Applications in GIS, NCSU.

2002

16. Greenways for Wildlife. Half-day field trip and discussion for the Sustainable use of Natural Resources course (joint NCSU, Purdue, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).
15. Conservation Planning in the Triangle & North Carolina. Two hour discussion for the Sustainable use of Natural Resources course.
14. Greenways for Wildlife. Half-day workshop for EnviroTech Summer Day Camp, NCSU.
13. Greenways for Wildlife. Urban Wildlife Management, NCSU.
12. Biodiversity Issues in Sustainable Forestry. Sustainable Forestry Management, NCSU.
11. Effective Poster Presentations. Environmental Ethics, NCSU.

2001
10. Creating a graduate study plan: The use of statistics. (presented with Erin Sills). Research Methods, NCSU.
2000
9. Creating an effective poster. Research Methods, NCSU.
1998
8. Using models in conservation biology. Broughton High School, Raleigh NC.
1997
7. Metapopulation models. Conservation Biology. NCSU.
6. Using models in conservation biology. Enloe High School, Raleigh NC.
1996
5. Metapopulation modeling, including incorporating disease into the models. Population Ecology. Duke University, Durham NC.
4. Uncertainty in measures of landscape pattern. Advanced Wildlife Habitat Management, NCSU.
3. Regional assessment of windbreaks as habitat for breeding birds. Advanced Wildlife Habitat Management, NCSU.
2. Critique student design projects from a landscape ecological perspective. Advanced Issues Studio, NCSU (2 appearances).

1995
1. Critique student design projects from a landscape ecological perspective. Advanced Issues Studio, NCSU.

Graduate Students
Current Graduate Students (Chairman or Co-Chair)
Neal Wisenbaker, MNR, expected May 2013
Thesis: Natural areas management at NC State University

Graduate Students Graduated (Chairman or Co-Chair)
Meghan Lobsinger, MS Natural Resources, 2013
Thesis: Evaluation of an education campaign for Chimney swift conservation

Michael Youth, MS Natural Resources, 2012
Thesis: Gentrification and community gating around dub/urban drinking water supply reservoirs in North Carolina, USA

Louise Alexander, MS, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 2010
Thesis: Are our conservation lands meeting the goals for which they were protected?

Evan Keto, co-chair with Melissa McHale, MS, Forest Management, 2010
Thesis: Ecological value of parking lot trees in Raleigh

Salina Kohut, co-chair with Chris Moorman, MS, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, May 2007
Thesis: Avian Use of Suburban Greenways as Stopover Habitat.

Jennifer Miller, MS, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 2005
Thesis: Impervious Surfaces Cover: Effects on Stream Salamanders Abundance and a New Method of Classification Using Feature Analyst

Jamie Hull Mason, MS, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 2003
Thesis: Can greenways provide high quality avian habitat?

Kristen Novotny SInclair, MS, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 2003
Thesis: Mammalian Nest Predators Respond to Greenway Width, Habitat Structure, and Landscape Context

Ray Bode, Masters of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 2001
Project: GIS Models Of Bobcat Habitat And A Multi-species Habitat Network As A Conservation Umbrella

Matt Rubino, MS, Forestry, 2001
Thesis: Identifying Barred owl Habitat in the North Carolina Piedmont: Using GIS in Focal Species Conservation Planning

Terri King, Masters of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 2001
Project: Identifying Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus) habitat in a suburbanizing landscape:
The use of GIS and regional landscape approaches in conservation

Stacy Sherling, Masters of Biomathematics, NCSU, 2000
Project: Trends in forest composition and size class distribution: Implications for wildlife habitat

Ting-yuan Yeh, MS intern, Duke University, 1998
Project: Disease-induced selection in metapopulations


Committee Member
Current
Scott Beck (PhD Forestry & Environmental Resources, in progress)
Kevin Bigsby (PhD Forestry & Environmental Resources, in progress)
Christine Brown (PhD Biology, in progress)
Tony Gallagher (MS Natural resources, in progress)
Alex Metzger (MS Forestry & Environmental Resources, in progress)
Justin Robinson (MS Forestry & Environmental Resources, in progress)
Tyson Wepprich (PhD Biology, in progress)

Graduated
Scott Beck (MS, Natural Resources, 2013)
Steve Allen (MS, Natural Resources, 2011)
David Carr (PhD, Forestry, 2012)
Josh Raabe (PhD, Biology, 2012)
Aimee Schmidt (MS, Natural Resources, 2012)
Charles Rudder (Master of Forestry, 2010)
Allison Leidner (PhD, Biology, 2008)
Corey Shake (MS, Fisheries & Wildlife, 2008)
Aimee Rockhill (MS, Fisheries & Wildlife, 2007)
Anne Acton (PhD, Veterinary Medicine, 2007)
Susan Howard (MS, Forestry, 2007)
Alexa McKerrow (PhD, Botany, 2007)
Jeff Swain (MS, Natural Resources, 2007)
Jorie Favreau (PhD, Zoology, 2006)
Kevin Potter (PhD, Forestry, 2006)
Ashton Drew (PhD, Marine, Earth, and Atmos. Sci., 2006)
Ellen Damschen (PhD, Zoology, 2005)
Frank Koch (PhD, Forestry, 2005)
Val Garcia (MS, Forestry, 2004)
Rebecca Vidra (PhD, Forestry, 2004)
Kevin Potter (MS, Forestry, 2002)
Garrick Skalski (PhD, Zoology and Biomathematics, 2001)
Elizabeth Brooks (PhD, Biomathematics, 2001)
Jeremy Lichstein (PhD, Zoology, 2000)
Brian Burke (MS, Zoology, 1998)
Kirsten Hazler (MS, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 1999)
K. Andrew Martin (MS, Forestry, 1999)
Raleigh Myers (MS, Natural Resources, 1998)
Lori Niverth (MS, Natural Resources, 1997)
Lisa Richman (MS, Forestry, 1998)


Mentorship activities
Shari Rodriguez, Preparing the Professoriate, Academic Year 2011-2012
Irena Rindos, Oversee honors project (forest change in Raleigh), Academic Year 2007-2008
Amy DiGiorgio, Oversee internship, Fall 2005
M. Carrie Boyd, Undergraduate Research Program, Academic Year 2003-2004
C. Ashton Drew, Preparing the Professoriate, Academic Year 2002-2003
Emily Gunter, Instructional Technology Assistant Program Mentor, 2001
Joe Martin, supervised work study, 2001
Teresa Olsen, supervised undergraduate research work, 1999
Elizabeth Brooks, Preparing the Professoriate, Academic Year 1998-1999

Teaching Innovations
Natural Resources Honors Experience is a 2-credit undergraduate offering created by Barry Goldfarb and me during the Fall 2012 semester. During exit interviews, our more advanced students have suggested a course that allows them to explore topics in natural resources in greater depth than they experience in most courses, and provides opportunities to develop their leadership and collaboration skills. We designed this course to include upperclassmen and incoming students in a roughly 1:2 ratio; the intent is for mentorship relationships to develop between the older and younger students. Students conceive, initiate, and complete small team projects, as well as readings and discussions about topics of interest. We plan to offer this course annually.

Conservation Biology in Practice is a new undergraduate course I created with Shari Rodriguez, a Preparing the Professoriate student, and first offered during the Spring 2012 semester. We developed a highly engaged and interactive environment with a service-learning component. During the first offering, we collaborated with Nils Peterson's Human Dimensions of Wildlife course to examine how greenway users experienced wildlife. It will be offered every Fall as FW333 starting in 2013.

Teamwork Bootcamp was a short course that I developed with Gary Blank and Shari Rodriguez. Our students often need to work on teams, both during their time at NC State and in their professional careers; yet, they are not taught these skills. We adapted the teamwork activities I developed for my Natural Resources Measurements course to create this 5-week standalone version. Although the first offering in 2011 was successful, it attracted limited enrollment; no students enrolled in 2012. Rather than develop this as a standalone course, we are going to integrate it into the existing Practicum for Professional Development and add a credit to that course. We anticipate a first offering during the Fall 2013 semester.

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources is a 4-week summer course that is a collaborative offering of NC State University, Purdue University, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Through a combination of class sessions and guided tours, students grapple with natural resources issues in North America (even years) and Europe (odd years). I have increased my participation in this course since 2010, largely providing leadership for the topics of teamwork, collaboration, and the sustainability and conservation of natural resources in sub/urban settings. I also create and maintain the course web site each year.

2010 :: Maritime Provinces, Canada - I spent 1 week to learn how the course operates and provide guidance on incorporating a service-learning aspect.

2011 :: Sweden, Finland, Estonia - I participated during the first 2 weeks of the course to develop lessons on teamwork, collaboration, and urban sustainability.

2012 :: US Pacific Northwest - I participated for the full 4 weeks, providing lessons on teamwork, collaboration, and urban sustainability. I also arranged the segments of the tour dealing with issues of urban conservation and sustainability.

Collaborative Research Special Topics Courses. In these courses, I work with 5-10 graduate students on a collaborative research effort. The multidisciplnary teams work together to develop and address an original research question and produce tangible products, such as peer-reviewed journal articles and oral and poster presentations for professional conferences. This inquiry-guided teaching approach is described in Hess & Drew (2004).

1996 :: Ecology and Economics of Clearcutting was my first attempt at this approach to teaching, and was not entirely successful. It was an experimental graduate course to evaluate a use of the Web for cross-disciplinary distance learning. Produced a university report, a conference paper (Hess et al. 1998), and a book chapter (Serow et al. 1998) based on this work.

2001 :: Measuring Suburban Sprawl was built on the lessons I learned in "Ecology and Economics of Clearcutting" and further examination on how to build such a course. Nine graduate students, several faculty, and I worked collaboratively to define and measure quanitatively suburban sprawl. We produced a manuscript that was published in Carolina Planning and presented our work at the Landscape Ecology conference and an Environmental Protection Agency meeting. Results published in Hess et al. 2001.

2002 :: Focal Species Conservation Planning :: Seven graduate students and I mapped focal species habitat for the Triangle region of North Carolina. We produced a poster for the Landscape Ecology conference.

2003 :: Surrogate Species Conservation Planning :: Five graduate students and I evaluated the effectiveness of surrogate species planning through a detailed literature review; and compared three approaches to wildlife planning in the Triangle Region of North Carolina. We produced two peer-reviewed papers (Hess, Koch et al. 2006; Favreau et al. 2006) documenting our work, and presented our work at more than six meetings.

2004 :: Regional Biodiversity Priorities Five students and I collaborated with Taylor Rickets (World Wildlife Fund's Conservation Sciences Program) to evaluate the effectiveness of indicator taxa approaches as the grain and extent of application varies. We produced a paper (Hess, Bartel et al. 2006) and presented our work at several conferences.

2005 :: Examining Biodiversity Patterns :: Three students (which I decided was too few) and I collaborated with Taylor Rickets (World Wildlife Fund's Conservation Sciences Program) to determine if levels of agriculultural and urban development could be used to identify conservation areas at multiple scales. Results were confounded and we did not produce a product.

2006 :: Creating Open Space Plans that Work :: Toddi Steelman and I led nine students in an examination of the relationship between the quality of open space plans and success in protecting open space. We focused on plans and programs in the six-county Triangle Region of North Carolina. Based on an examination of 22 plans and programs, we found that plan quality is not predictive of success in protecting open space. Stakeholder involvement in planning and implementation was weakly predicitive of success in protecting open space.

2007 :: Where is Conservation Science in Local Planning? :: Toddi Steelman and I worked with faculty from two other universities and led 26 graduate students in an examination of the role of conservation science in local (municipal, county, tribal) land use planning. We worked in three regions across the country and produced two published papers based on our work (Miller et al. 2009; Thompson et al. 2009). Supported by an NCSU-DELTA grant (Hess & Steelman 2006).

2008 :: Measuring Conservation Success :: Nine students (8 graduate, 1 undergraduate) and I worked with Triangle Land Conservancy to begin designing a program to measure ecologically the success of the Conservancy's land protection efforts. Alexander & Hess (2012) was an outgrowth of this effort.

2010 :: State of the Triangle's Environment, 2010 :: Worked with Triangle Land Conservancy to develop a State of Environment report for the Triangle Region. The report reflects the four public benefits on which Triangle Land Conservancy focuses: Wildlife Habitat, Clean Water, Local Farms and Food, and Connecting People with Nature. Instead of a printed document, we created a State of Environment wiki as a community-owned resource documenting environmental conditions in the Triangle.

2010 :: Triangle Ecosystem Services :: Collaborated with World Wildlife Fund to use the InVEST ecosystem services model to evaluate ecosystem services in the Falls Lake basin.

Natural Resources Measurements is an undergrdaute course that I have taught every spring since 1997. I have introduced numerous teaching innovations through time and the course is currently taught using a service-learning approach with a heavy emphasis on professional development.

1997 :: Established a client-consultant relationship between NR 300 and a landscape architecture course. Acting as clients, students in the landscape course generated project requirements and information requests. Students in NR 300, acting as consultants, provided technical information. Produced a university report describing the results.

2000 :: Revamped course to take advantage of computers in the classroom. Students worked in small teams (2-3 people) to solve problems using computers during the "lecture" portion of the course. This approach allowed me to present concepts and then immediately put them into practice using more realistic problem sets. Worked with Heather Cheshire to integrate geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and statistical sampling into a lecture and laboratory sequence. Cheshire and I published a paper in the Journal of Forestry about our GIS work. (Hess & Cheshire 2002)

2001 :: Improved writing and speaking assignments in class by increasing the amount of guidance available to the students. This effort was the result of a writing and speaking workshop I participated in during the semester. [ Incorporated permenantly. ]

2001 :: Incoporated reading of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People into the course, along with associated writing assignments. This professional development opportunity is intened to help students learn to think about long term goals, collaborate, and develop leadership qualities.

2004 :: The entire class (14 students) worked on a single collaborative project to estimate the amount of impervious surface in Wake County. This approach help students develop collaboration and leadership skills. Results were presented in an open seminar.

2004 :: Obtained a grant from NCSU's Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (Hess 2003) to help improve students' statistical intuition using a set of visualization modules that a graduate student and I developed. (see report)

2005 :: Built the class around a service-learning project. Students worked with the Wake County Environmental Services Department and estimated the amount of impervious surface in the Falls Lake water supply watershed, from 1970-1999. ( See 2005 project page for reports )

2006 :: Service-learning project with Wake County Environmental Services Department to examine the change in runoff resulting from proposed changes in regulations. ( See 2006 project page for reports )

2007 :: Service-learning project with Raleigh Stormwater Department to evaluate a method for rating stream bank erosion. ( See 2007 project page for reports )

2008 :: Service-learning project with Raleigh Parks, NC Division of Forest Resources, and the USDA Forest Service to assess the ecological value of Raleigh's urban forest. ( See 2008 project page for reports ) Also published description of first-day exercise in which students are asked to estimate the number of blades of grass in a large field as an introduction to various aspects of the course. (Hess & Keto 2009)

2009 :: Service-learning project with Triangle Land Conservancy to evaluate several meausures of conservation success.

2010 :: Developed "Teamwork Bootcamp" during first three weeks of course to bring together a number of exercises intended to improve ability of students to work in teams. I also compressed reading of Seven Habits into a 4-week period and reduced the number of essays to one per major section (four total), with a critical thinking evaluation rubric. Service-learning project with Wake County Parks, Recreation, & Open Space - we performed an inventory of the Futrell Tract in Cary, NC. ( See 2010 project page for reports )

2011 :: Service-learning project with Wake County Parks, Recreation, & Open Space - we performed an inventory of the Rust Property, Garner, NC. Began experimenting with the integration of Google Earth and Picasa Web Albums to produce richer, more descriptive products. This led to submission of a grant proposal to link Google Maps, Picasa Web Albums, textual reports, and raw data (submitted May 2011). ( See 2011 project page for reports )

Modeling Biological Systems

1997 :: Held a professional poster session at the end of the semester at which students displayed results of their modeling projects. The session was attended by people from the larger university community. A peer-reviewed paper summarizing the implementation of the session and an evaluation of the results was published. (Hess & Brooks 1998)

2003 :: I redesigned the course and, for the first time, offered it for distance education. Sixteen students took the face-to-face version and four took the distance education version. I redesigned the course to include more hands-on work in class based on modeling case studies. This allowed the students to conceive, build, run, and analyze a model during the first few weeks of the course. From student comments and the quality of their final products, it seems the approach was successful for both the face-to-face and distance education students.

2005 :: Taught as part of a distance education pilot program using a synchronous teaching system called Centra. Seven students took the course at a distance and are in the virtual classroom at the same time as the 17 students are in the face-to-face class in Raleigh. The software allows students at a distance to see my desktop while I talk about what I'm doing. I have a whiteboard, can show PowerPoint presentations (which I rarely do), hold discussion sessions, send students to virutal breakout rooms, and see and control individual student desktops. Students can be made copresenters and talk to everyone in the class.

Landscape Ecology (2002). A new, full-semester graduate course to introduce students to the concepts and application of landscape ecology.

Effective Scientific Posters (2000). New five-week course developed to help graduate students learn to create effective scientific poster presentations. In conjunction with the first offering of this course, worked with Leon Leigel (USDA Forest Service) to create a web site offering guidance for Creating Effective Posters. [ Course discontinued and move to an on-line resource. ]



Publications & Presentations

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
In Press
40. Bigsby, K.M., M.R. McHale, G.R. Hess. 2013. Urban morphology drives the homogenization of tree cover in Baltimore, MD, and Raleigh, NC. Ecosystems, online currently.

2013
39. Allen, S.C., G. R. Hess, S. E. Moore, C. E. Moorman, and M.N. Peterson. 2013. Predicting Success Incorporating Conservation Subdivisions Into Land Use Planning. Land Use Policy 33: 31-35.

38. Berke, P., D. Spurlock, G. Hess, and L. Band. 2013. Local comprehensive plan quality & regional ecosystem protection: The case of the Jordan Lake Watershed, North Carolina, USA. Land Use Policy 31: 450-459.

2012
37. Alexander, L.B. & G.R. Hess. 2012. Land trust evaluation of progress toward conservation goals. Conservation Biology 26(1): 7-12.

36. Allen, S.C., S. Moore, C. Moorman, G Hess, and M.N. Peterson. 2012. Overcoming socio-economic barriers to conservation subdivisions: a case-study of four successful communities. Landscape & Urban Planning 106: 244-252.

35. Keto, E.M., M.R. McHale, G.R. Hess, B.P. Bullock, and G.B. Blank. 2012. Design Choices and Urban Forest Characteristics in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. Parking Lots. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. 38(2): 50-57.

2011
34. Carr, J.D., H.M. Cheshire, G.R. Hess, D. Bailey, & H.A. Devine. 2011. Assessing embedded geospatial student learning outcomes in forestry and natural resources curricula. Journal of Forestry 109(7): 409-416.

2010
33. Blank, G.B & G.R. Hess. 2010. WakeNature Preserves Partnership promotes stewardship of the new commons. Landscape Archaeology and Ecology, 8(2): 38-43. Available online at http://ukeconet.co.uk/images/stories/end%20of%20tradition%20lae%20vol%208%20part%202%20.pdf

2009
32. Hess, G.R., K. Tosney, & L. Liegel. 2009. Creating Effective Poster Presentations. Medical Teacher 31(4): 356-358.

31. Hess, G.R. and E.M. Keto. 2009. Counting grass as a rich introduction to population estimation. Journal of Natural Resources and Life Science Education 38: 56-60.

30. Kohut, S.M., G.R. Hess, & C.E. Moorman. 2009. Avian use of suburban greenways as stopover habitat. Urban Ecosystems 12(4): 487-502.

29. Miller, J.R., M. Groom, G.R. Hess, D.L. Stokes, J. Thomson, T. Bowman, L. Fricke, B. King, & R. Marquadt. 2009. Where is biodiversity conservation in local planning? Conservation Biology, 23(1): 53-63.

28. Miller, J.E., S.A.C. Nelson, & G.R. Hess. 2009. An object extraction approach for impervious surface classification with high resolution imagery. The Professional Geographer 61(2): 250-264.

27. Steelman, T.A. & G.R. Hess. 2009. Effective protection of open space: How does planning matter? Environmental Management 43: 93-104.

26. Thompson, J.R., G.R. Hess, T.A. Bowman, H. Magnusdottir, C.E. Stubbs-Gipson, M. Groom, J.R. Miller, T.A. Steelman, & D. Stokes. 2009. Collaborative graduate education across multiple campuses. Journal of Natural Resources and Life Science Education 38: 16-26.

2007
25. Mason, J.H., C.E. Moorman, G.R. Hess, and K.E. Sinclair. 2007. Designing urban greenways to provide habitat for breeding birds. Landscape and Urban Planning 80: 153-164.

24. Miller, J.E., G.R. Hess, & C.E. Moorman. 2007. Southern two-lined salamanders in urbanizing watersheds. Urban Ecosystems 10(1): 73-85.

2006
23. Favreau, J.M., C.A. Drew, G.R. Hess, K.A. Eschelbach, F.H. Koch, and M.J. Rubino. 2006. Recommendations for assessing the effectiveness of surrogate specieas approaches. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 3949-3969.

22. Hess, G.R., R.A. Bartel, A.K. Leidner, K.M. Rosenfeld, S.B. Snider, & T.H. Ricketts. 2006. Effectiveness of biodiversity indicators varies wih extent, grain, and region. Biological Conservation 132(4): 448-457.

21. Hess, G.R., F.H. Koch, M.J. Rubino, K.A. Eschelbach, C.A. Drew, and J.M. Favreau. 2006. Compraing potential effectiveness of conservation planning approaches in central North Carolina, USA. Biological Conservation 128(3): 358-368.

2005
20. Hess, G.R. 2005. Book review: Ecological Networks and Greenways: Concept, Design, Implementation. R. Jongman & G. Pungetti. Island Press, Washington, DC, USA. xxi+345 pages. Écoscience 12(3): 435-436.

19. Sinclair, K.E., G.R. Hess, C.E. Moorman, and J.H. Mason. 2005. Mammalian nest predators respond to greenway width, landscape context, and habitat structure. Landscape and Urban Planning 71(2-4): 277-293.

18. Schaberg, R.H., P.B. Aruna, F.W. Cubbage, G.R. Hess, R.C. Abt, D.D. Richter, S.T. Warren, J.D. Gregory, A.G. Snider, S. Sherling, and W. Flournoy. 2005. Economic and ecological impacts of wood chip production in North Carolina: An integrated assessment and subsequent applications. Forest Policy and Economics 7(2): 157-174.

2004
17. Hess, G.R. 2004. Book review: Road Ecology: Science and Solutions. Richard T.T. Forman and 13 others. Island Press, Washington, DC, USA. 481 pages. Landscape Ecology 19(5): 563-565.

2003
16. Rubino, M.J. and G.R. Hess. 2003. Planning open spaces for wildlife 2: Mapping and verifying focal species habitat. Landscape and Urban Planning 64(1-2): 89-104.

15. Drew, C.A. & G.R. Hess. 2003. On-line publication enhances integration of current research in the classroom. Conservation Ecology, 7(1): r12. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol7/iss1/resp12

2002
14. Hess, G.R. and T.J. King. 2002. Plannng open spacesfor wildlife 1: Selecting focal species using a Delphi survey approach. Landscape and Urban Planning 58(1): 25-40.

13. Hess, G.R. and H.M. Cheshire. 2002. Integrating spatial information technologies into forestry and natural resources curricula. Journal of Forestry 100(1): 29-34.

2001
12. Hess, G.R. and D. Zimmerman. 2001. Woody debris volume on clearcuts with and without satellite chip mills. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 25(4): 173-177.

11. Hess, G.R. and R.A. Fischer. 2001. Communicating clearly about conservation corridors. Landscape and Urban Planning 55: 195-208.

2000
10. Hellkamp, A.S., S.R. Shafer, C.L. Campbell, J.M. Bay, D.A. Fiscus, G.R. Hess, B.F. McQuaid, M.J. Munster, G.L. Olson, S.L. Peck, K.N. Easterling, K. Sidik, and M.B. Tooley. 2000. Assessment of the condition of agricultural lands in five Mid-Atlantic states. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 51: 317-324.

9. Hess, G.R., A.S. Hellkamp, S.R. Shafer, B.F. McQuaid, M.J. Munster, S.L. Peck, C.L. Campbell. 2000. A conceptual model and indicators for assessing the ecological condition of agricultural lands. Journal of Environmental Quality 29(3): 728-737.

8. Hess, G.R. and J.M. Bay. 2000. A regional assessment of windbreak habitat suitability. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 61(2): 237-254.

1998
7. Hess, G.R. and E.N. Brooks. 1998. The class poster conference as a teaching tool. Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education 27: 155-158.

1997
6. Hess, G.R. and J.M. Bay. 1997. Generating confidence intervals for some measures of landscape pattern. Landscape Ecology 12: 309-320.

1996
5. Hess, G.R. 1996. Diseases in metapopulation models: Implications for conservation. Ecology 77: 1617-1632.

4. Hess, G.R. 1996. Linking extinction to connectivity and habitat destruction in metapopulation models. The American Naturalist 148: 226-236.

3. To analyze, or to simulate, is that the question? American Entomologist 42: 14-16.

1994
2. Hess, G.R. 1994. Conservation corridors and contagious disease: A cautionary note. Conservation Biology 8: 256-262.

1. Hess, G.R. 1994. Pattern and error in landscape ecology: A commentary. Landscape Ecology 9: 3-5.


Published Articles, Book Chapters, Proceedings, Videos, and Web Sites
In Press
48. Hess, G.R., C.E. Moorman, J. Thompson, C. Larson. In press. Integrating wildlife conservation into urban planning. Chapter In R. McCleery, M.N. Peterson, C.E. Moorman (editors). Urban Wildlife Science: Theory & Practice.

2013
47. Hess. G.R. Introduction to Effective Poster Presentations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4qUjUeRJy4

46. Hess, G.R., A. Wynn, L. Evans. Giving an Effective Poster Presentation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMSaFUrk-FA

45. Hess, G.R., and many others. 2013. Natural Resource Inventory of Lake Johnson Nature Park & Preserve, Raleigh, NC. Natural Resources Measurements report to Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department, Raleigh, NC. (produced in undergraduate service-learning course) http://courses.ncsu.edu/nr300/common/project2013/products/LakeJohnsonInventoryDRAFT.2013.05.07.pdf

44. Blank, G.B., and G.R. Hess. 2013. Promoting Stewardship of New Commons: Lessons from WakeNature Partnership. Chapter 27 In M. Agnoletti, and I.D. Rotherham (editors). Cultural Severance and the Environment - The Ending of Traditional and Customary Practice on Commons and Landscapes Managed in Common. Springer, London.

2012
43. Clayton, P.H., G.R. Hess, A.J. Jaeger, J.K. Jameson, and L.E. McGuire. 2012. Theoretical perspectives and research on faculty learning in service learning. Pages 245-278 In. P.H. CLayton, R.G. Bringle, and J.A. Hatcher (editors). Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment, Volume 2A: Students and Faculty. IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research, Stylus Press, Sterling, Virginia.

42. Hess, G.R., and many others. 2012. Natural Resource Inventory of the Stevens Property, Wake County, NC. Natural Resources Measurements report to Wake County Division of Parks, Recreation, & Open Space, Raleigh, NC. (produced in undergraduate service-learning course) http://courses.ncsu.edu/nr300/common/project2012/products/StevensPropertyInventory.2012.pdf

2011
41. Hess, G.R., and many others. 2011. Natural Resource Inventory of the Rust Property, Wake County, NC. Natural Resources Measurements report to Wake County Division of Parks, Recreation, & Open Space, Raleigh, NC. (produced in undergraduate service-learning course) http://courses.ncsu.edu/nr300/common/project2011/products/RustPropertyInventoryCompressed.2011.05.19.pdf

2010
40. Hess, G.R., and many others. 2010. Natural Resource Inventory of the Futrell Tract, Wake County, NC. Natural Resources Measurements report to Wake County Division of Parks, Recreation, & Open Space, Raleigh, NC. (produced in undergraduate service-learning course) http://courses.ncsu.edu/nr300/common/project2010/products/FutrellTractInventory. 2010.05.13.pdf

39. Hess, G.R., and many others. 2010. State of the Triangle-s Environment - a community-owned resource. http://triangleenvironment.wikispaces.com.

38. Hess, G.R., G. Blank, P. Clayton, J. Connors, K. Holcombe, J. Ramsey, K. Reis, C. Snow, T. Steelman, & J. Wallace. 2010. Perspectives on Partnership Evolution: From Passionate People to Committed Organizations. Chapter 18, pages 349-376, in Harter, L., J. Hamel-Lambert, & J. Millesen. Participatory Partnerships for Social Action and Research. Kendall-Hunt. (invited chapter) (produced with students and community partners)

37. Hess, G.R., K. Tosney, & L.H. Liegel. 2010. Creating effective research posters. AMEE Guide Number 42. Association for Medical Education in Europe, Dundee, Scotland, UK. 12 pages. (invited to produce)

2009
36. Hess, G.R., K. Tosney, & L.H. Liegel. 2009. Creating effective research posters. AMEE Guide Number 42. Association for Medical Education in Europe, Dundee, Scotland, UK. 12 pages. (invited publication)

35. Hess, G.R. 2009. Poster Evaluation Criteria. In Penrose, A.M. & S.B. Katz. 2009. Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discovery, 3rd Edition. Pearson Longman. (Invited contribution)

2008
34. Clayton, J., C. Dustin, M. Hall, L. Hausfather, G.R. Hess (editor), T. Israel, H. Litzenberger, B. Ryan, S. Schwarzer, T. Stanforth, & L. Wicker. 2008. Raleigh Urban Forest Assessment. Natural Resources Measurements (report to the City of Raleigh), Raleigh, NC. (produced in undergraduate service-learning course) http://courses.ncsu.edu/nr300/common/project2008/products/Report.2008.06.30.pdf

33. Hess, G.R.. Creating effective research posters. 2008. American Associations of Textile Chemists & Colorists Newsletter, September 2008. URL=http://aatcc.informz.net/admin31/content/template.asp?sid=1373&ptid=99&brandid=4199&uid=0&mi=140444

2007
32. Brooks, A, W. Peete, I. Rindos, E. Treasure, G.R. Hess (editor), & many others. 2007. The Bank Erosion Hazard Index: An Investigation of Methodology and Precision. Natural Resources Measurements (report to the City of Raleigh), Raleigh, NC. (produced in undergraduate service-learning course) http://courses.ncsu.edu/nr300/common/project2007/products/ Report.2007.05.30.pdf

2006
31. Hess, G.R. 2006. A cycle of duties for riders and drivers. Raleigh News & Observer 2006(233): 15A, 2006 Aug 21. Raleigh, NC.

30. Hess, G.R., T.A. Steelman, B. Beechwood, C. Norwood, S. Cavalieri, L. Crooks, S. Soig, D. Paxton, G. Schuster, & M. Trinks. 2006. Guided by Planning, Powered by People. Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, NC State University, Raleigh, NC. 8 pages.

29. Hess, G.R. (editor) & many others. 2006. Using Curve Numbers for Stormwater Regulation in Wake County. Natural Resources Measurements (report to Wake County), Raleigh, NC. (produced in undergraduate service-learning course) http://courses.ncsu.edu/nr300/common/project2006/products/ Report.2006.11.22.pdf

28. Hess, G.R., K. Tosney, and L. Liegel. 2006. Effective Poster Presentations (3rd Edition), URL=www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/

2005
27. Beam, C., A. Judkins, G.R. Hess (editor) & many others. 2005. Impervious Surface Coverage in the Falls Lake Waterhsed. Natural Resources Measurements (report to Wake County), Raleigh, NC. (produced in undergraduate service-learning course) http://courses.ncsu.edu/nr300/common/project2005/products/ Report.2005.05.25.pdf

26. Hess, G.R. 2005. Book review: Ecological Networks and Greenways: Concept, Design, Implementation. R. Jongman and G. Pungetti. 2004. Island Press, Washington, DC, USA. xxi+345 pages. Ecoscience 12(3): 435-436.

2004
25. Hess, G.R. 2004. Book review: Road Ecology: Science and Solutions. Richard T.T. Forman and 13 others. 2003. Island Press, Washington, DC, USA. 481 pages. Landscape Ecology 19(5): 563-565.

24. Hess, G.R. and C.A. Drew. Inquiry-guided learning through collaborative research. Pages 146-172 in V.S. Lee (editor). Teaching and Learning through Inquiry: A Guidebook for Institutions and Instructors. Stylus Publishing, Sterling VA.

2003
23. Drew, C. A. and G. R. Hess. 2003. Online publication enhances integration of current research in the classroom. Conservation Ecology 7(1): r12. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol7/iss1/resp12

2002
22. Hess, G.R. 2002. Teaching Assistant Orientation and Mentor Program Evaluation and Recommendations. Prepared for the NCSU Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, submitted 2002 Dec 16.

21. N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, Triangle J Council of Governments, and Triangle Land Conservancy. 2002. Triangle GreenPrint Regional Open Space Assessment. Triangle Land Conservancy, Raleigh, NC. [I wrote the first draft and provided extensive input to subsequent drafts.]

2001
20. Cleaveland, S. G.R. Hess, A.P. Dobson, M.K. Laurenson, H.I. McCallum, M.G. Roberts, and R. Woodroffe. 2001. The role of pathogens in biological conservation. Chapter 8 in P. Hudson and C. Jenkins (editors). Ecology of Wildlife Diseases. Oxford University Press, in press.

19. Hess, G.R.. US-IALE conferences showcase new work destined for peer-reviewed journals. 2001. Newsletter of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Society for Landscape Ecology 17(1): 8-9.

18. Hess, G.R., S.S. Daley, B.K. Dennison, S.R. Lubkin, R.P. McGuinn, V.Z. Morin, K.M. Potter, R.E. Savage, W.G. Shelton, C.M. Snow, B.M. Wrege. 2001. Just what is sprawl, anyway? Carolina Planning 26(2) (Summer 2001): 11-26.

17. Hess, G.R., S. Sherling, R. Abt, and R. Schaberg. 2001. Forest harvest levels and wildlife habitat: linking ecology and economics at a regional scale. Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 2000 Annual Meeting. SAF, Bethesda, MD.

16. Hess, G.R., S. Randolph, P. Arneberg, C. Chemini, C. Furlanello, J. Harwood, M. Roberts, and J. Swinton. Spatial aspects of disease dynamics. Chapter 6 in P. Hudson and C. Jenkins (editors). Ecology of Wildlife Diseases. Oxford University Press, in press.

2000
15. Abt, R., Hess, G.R., and R. Schaberg. 2000. Forest Resource Trends and Projections for North Carolina. Section 4 in Economic and Ecologic Impacts Associated with Wood Chip Production in North Carolina. The Southern Center for Sustainable Forests, Raleigh, NC.

14. Hess, G.R. and L. Liegel. 2000. Effective Poster Presentations (2nd Edition), URL=www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/

13. Hess, G.R.,S. Sherling, R. Abt, and R. Schaberg. 2000. Trends in Forest Composition and Size Class Distribution: Implications for Wildlife Habitat. Section 6-I in Economic and Ecologic Impacts Associated with Wood Chip Production in North Carolina. The Southern Center for Sustainable Forests, Raleigh, NC.

12. Hess, G.R., K. Dixon, and M. Woltz. 2000. State of Open Space 2000: The Status of the Triangle's Green Infrastructure. Triangle Land Conservancy, Raleigh, NC.

1999
11. Hess, G.R. 1999. State of Open Space in the Triangle. Triangle Land Conservancy News 16: 1 (September 1999).

1998
10. Hess, G.R., R. Abt, and R. Serow. 1998. Reshaping expectations for Web-based collaborative learning. Natural Resources and Environmental Issues 7: 104-109.

9. Serow, R.C., G.R. Hess, R.C. Abt, and C.V. Ukpabi. 1998. Evaluating a web-based course. Pages 57-60 in Robert C. Serow (editor), Program Evaluation Handbook. Simon and Schuster, Needham Heights, MA.

1995
8. Hellkamp, A.S.& many others. 1995. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program - Agricultural Lands Pilot Field Program Report - 1993. EPA/620/R-95/004. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, DC. 70 pages. [ I wrote section on land use and crop diversity. ]

1994
7. Campbell, C.L. & many others. 1994. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program – Agroecosystem Pilot Field Program Report – 1992. EPA/620/R-94/014. US EPA, Washington, DC.120 pages. [ I wrote chapters on biodiversity, land use and landscape effects. ]

6. Campbell, C.L. & many others. 1994. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program - Agroecosystem Pilot Field Program Plan – 1993. EPA/620/R- 93/014. US EPA, Washington, DC. 143 pages + Appendixes. [ I wrote chapters on biodiversity, land use and landscape effects. ]

5. Hess, G.R. & J.M. Bay. 1994. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Agroecosystem Resource Group – Assessing the Suitability of Windbreaks as Wildlife Habitat - 1994 Pilot Plan. EPA/620/R-94/023. U.S. EPA, Washington, DC. 31 pages.

1993
4. Hess, G.R. 1993. Could increased connectivity be more than we bargained for? Endangered Species UPDATE 11: 9.

2. Heck, W.W. and others. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Agroecosystem 1992 Pilot Plan. EPA/620/R-93/010. US EPA, Washington, DC.

1992
3. Meyer, J.R., C.L. Campbell, T.J. Moser, G.R. Hess, J.O. Rawlings, S.L. Peck, and W.W. Heck. 1992. Indicators of the ecological status of agricultural systems. Pages 628-658 In: McKenzie, D.H., D.E. Hyatt, and V.J. McDonald (editors). Ecological Indicators (Vol. 1). Elsevier Applied Science Publishers Ltd., London, England.

1991
2. Heck, W.W. and others. 1991. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Agroecosystem Monitoring and Research Strategy. EPA/600/4- 91/013. US EPA, Washington, DC.

1979
1. Beveridge, A.A., G.R. Hess, and M.P. Gergen. 1979. Organizing running records to analyze historical social mobility. In Proceedings IFIP Working Conference on Data Bases in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 23-24 August 1979, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. North-Holland Publishing, NY.

Presentations
2013
134. Blank, G.B., G.R. Hess, M. Lobsinger. Natural areas management planning. Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh, NC. (Full-day WakeNature workshop for Wake County and other parks departments)

133. Salter, M. J. Connors, L. Hammerbacher, G.R. Hess. Stewardship between the trees: A Workshop on managing fields, meadows, prairies, early successional habitats, and other open areas. Anderson Point Park, Raleigh, NC. (Full-day WakeNature workshop for Wake County and other parks departments)

132. Hess, G.R. 2013. The timing of her death couldn't have been more appropriate (about Pima County open space program). NCSU Forestry & Environmental Resources Department Seminar.

131. Hess, G.R., Jameson, J. Clayton, P. 2013. Research on faculty learning in service-learning. Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference, Elon University, NC. (Workshop)

2012
130. Hess, G.R., G.B. Blank, G. Perlmutter, S. Pohlman, M. Salter, C. Snow. WakeNature Preserves Partnership focuses university and community resources on nature conservation. Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals Annual Conference. Hendersonville, NC. (Panel)

129. Hess, G.R., G.B. Blank, S. Rodriguez. Evaluating individual contributions to team projects. University Education in Natural Resources BiAnnual Conference, Fort Collins, CO. (Workshop)

2011
128. Allen, S., S. Moore, N. Peterson, G.R. Hess, and C. Moorman. Identifying Strategies to Facilitate Implementation of Conservation Subdivisions. Urban Wildlife Conference, May, Austin TX. (Invited presentation by Moorman)

127. Ash, S., G.R. Hess, J. Jameson, and A. Moore. Creating a portfolio of assignments to meet your learning goals using reflection & service. NC State Office of Faculty Development. (Invited workshop)

126. Bigsby, K., M.R. McHale, G.R. Hess, and J.M. Grove. Lifestyle choices, socio-economic status, and vegetation dynamics in urban ecosystems: is Raleigh, NC on a path to becoming more like Baltimore, MD. The Ecological Society of America 96th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (Oral presentation by Bigsby)

125. Harris, N., A. Raimondi, K. Bigsby, G.R.Hess, M. McHale. Can Ecosystem Services Protect Biodiversity & Compete with other Land Uses in a Suburbanizing Region? International Association for Landscape Ecology meeting, Portland, OR. (Oral presentation by Harris and Raimondi, based on work in a collaborative graduate research course)

124. Hess, G.R. Greenways for wildlife. Wild West neighborhood group, West Avent, Raleigh. (Invited talk)

123. Hess, G.R., B. Bullock, S. Ash, A. Moore. Incorporating Community Engagement Into Your Courses. NC State Office of Faculty Development. (Invited workshop)

122. Hess, G.R., C. Clary, N. Harris, M. Lawler, M. McHale, A. Raimondi, S. Shifflett. Can Ecosystem Services Protect Biodiversity & Compete with other Land Uses in a Suburbanizing Region? NCSU Forestry & Environmental Resources Department Seminar.

121. Hess, G.R., Bud Smart (Audubon Environmental Inc), Tara Dicy Allden (Restoration Systems). Ecosystem services: nature’s benefits to people. Green Space Conservation Summit, The Dollars and Sense of Open Space: A Green Future for Economic Development, Raleigh, NC. (Invited panel)

120. Hess, G.R., M. Katti, M. McHale, P. Warren. ULTRA Futures Workshop. Ecological Society of America. (Co-leader)

119. Hess, G.R. and M. McHale. Triangle ULTRA. NCSU Forestry Seminar.

118. McHale, M., L.E. Band, P.R. Berke, E. Bernhardt, K. Bigsby, S. Bruce, G. Hess, D. Urban and M.D. Youth. Equitable Distribution of ecosystem services in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Ecological Society of American, Austin, TX. (Oral presentation by McHale)

117. Urban, D., E. Bernhardt, G.R. Hess, M. McHale, L. Band, P. Berke. ULTRA: Opportunities for Comparison & Synthesis. International Association for Landscape Ecology meeting, Portland. (Oral presentation by Urban)

116. Youth, M., K. Bigsby, G.R. Hess, M. McHale. Triangle ULTRA-Ex: The what, why, where, who, and how. Green Space Conservation Summit, Raleigh, NC. (poster presented by Youth & Bigsby)

115. Youth, M., G.R. Hess, M. McHale, N. Peterson. How do urban drinking water supply reservoirs shift local demographics? Ecological Society of American, Austin, TX. (poster presented by Youth).

2010
114. Carr, J.D., H.M. Cheshire, G.R. Hess, D. Bailey, H. Devine. Assessing embedded geographic information technology sciences student learning outcomes. University Education in Natural Resources, Blacksburg, VA. 27 Mar. (talk by Carr)

113. Clayton, P.H., S. Ash, G.R. Hess, J. Jameson. Service-learning as scholarship: Integrating faculty roles and co-generating knowledge. Outreach Scholarship Conference, Raleigh, NC.

112. Clayton, P., D. Bacon, G.R. Hess, A. Moore, C. Snow. Who’s doing the learning? Faculty and community partners as learners in service-learning and community engagement. North Carolina Campus Compact Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference, Elon University. 10 Feb. (talk, panel session, presented with community partners)

111. Harris, N., A. Raimondi, K. Bigsby, C. Clary, G.R. Hess, M. Lawler, M. McHale, S. Shifflett, N. Wisenbaker. Ecosystem services, biodiversity, and property value in an urbanizing region. World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC, 6 Dec. (talk by Harris and Raimondi, based on work in a collaborative graduate research course)

110. Hess, G.R., G.B. Blank, P.H. Clayton, K. Holcombe, C. Snow. The WakeNature Preserves Partnership as an example of community engagement. University Education in Natural Resources, Blacksburg, VA. 27 Mar. (Oral)

109. Hess, G.R., C. Snow, K. Holcombe, J. Ramsey, J. Connors. Developing a Philosophy of Sustained Engagement: The WakeNature Preserves Partnership: A Success Story. Outreach Scholarship Conference, Raleigh, NC (invited plenary).

108. Hess, G.R., C. Snow, K. Holcombe, J. Ramsey, J. Connors. WakeNature Preseves Partnership – Continuing the Dialog. Outreach Scholarship Conference, Raleigh, NC (invited session).

107. Thompson, J. G.R. Hess, M. Groom, J. Miller, T. Steelman, D. Stokes. Where is conservation science in local planning? Collaboration in a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary course. University Education in Natural Resources, Blacksburg, VA. 26 Mar. (Poster)

106. Williams, B.L., K. Brice, G.R. Hess, L. Sorg, R. Wilson. New Messages: Beyond Bucks and Acres. Land Trust Assembly, Raleigh, NC. 26 May (invited panel presentation)

2009
105. Alexander, L., M. Palamar, & G.R. Hess. Measuring Conservation Success. Forestry & Environmental Resources Department Seminar. 30 Mar. (poster, presented by Alexander)

104. Hess, G.R., Using a Wiki for Collaborative Learning. NCSU Writing & Speaking Seminar Series. 10 Mar. (invited talk)

103. Hess, G.R., College of Natural Resources Graduation Speech. 9 May. (invited talk)

102. Hess, G.R., P. Clayton, A. Moore. Wake Nature Preserves Partnership ServiceGeorge R. Hess :: www4.ncsu.edu/~grhess :: Dossier for Promotion to Professor :: 2010 July 9 :: 36 learning Faculty Workshop. Half-day for faculty. 7 May. NCSU. (talk, workshop) Moore, A., P. Clayton, G.R. Hess. Developing partnerships for service-learning. Engaged College Workshop. NCSU. 10 Sept. (talk, workshop)

101. Hess, G.R. & J. Wallace. Conserving open space for wildlife conservation. Triangle Conservation Summit, RTP, NC. 9 Nov. (invited talk, presented with community partner)

100. Hess, G.R., K. Holcombe, J. Ramsey, C. Snow. WakeNature Preserves Partnershop. EDGES (Education and Discovery Grounded in Engaged Scholarship) Faculty Development Session, NCSU. 19 Nov. (invited talk, presented with community partners)

99. Hess, G.R., J. Ramsey, C. Snow, T. Steelman. WakeNature Preserves Partnership. Raleigh Parks Staff and Board. 10 Dec. (invited talk, presented with community partners)

98. Moorman, C. E., and G. R. Hess.. Reconciling conflicting requirements for greenways in residential landscapes. Urban Wildlife Ecology and Management Conference. University of Massachusetts at Amherst. (talk, presented by Moorman, June)

2008
97. Alexander, L.B., G.R. Hess, & N. Whelchel. Charting the course for conservation: How North Carolina land trusts measure success. National Council for Science & The Environment: Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World, Washington, DC (poster, by Alexander).

96. Bullock, B., G.R. Hess, P.E. Clayton, A. Moore. First-day activities for service-learning courses. Engaged College Workshop Series. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. (workshop)

95. Clayton P.E., G.R. Hess, A. Moore. Critical reflection in service-learning. Engaged College Workshop Series. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. (workshop)

94. Hess, G.R. & C.E. Moorman. Designing sub/urban greenways to best conserve wildlife. The Wildlife Society, Miami, FL (Invited symposium presentation and panel session).

93. Hess, G.R.. Conservation science in local planning: What is our role? UNC-Charlotte Center for Applied Geographic Information Science, Charlotte, NC (invited oral presentation).

92. Hess, G.R., & many others. Wake Nature Preserves Partnership. Raleigh Mayors Association, Raleigh, NC (invited oral presentation).

91. Hess, G.R., & many others., Wake Nature Preserves Partnership. Wake County Open Space & Parks Advisory Committee. Raleigh, NC (invited oral presentation). 90. Hess, G.R., P.E. Clayton, B. Bullock. Grading in a service-learning environment. Engaged College Workshop Series. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. (workshop)

89. Hess, G.R., S. Neupert, G. Luginbul, T. Clapp. Teaching & learning at NC State. NC State University, Raleigh, NC. (Invited panel)

88. Hess, G.R., P.E. Clayton, G.B. Blank, B. Bullock, J.J. Scott, & E. Treasure. Making service-learning work for you. University Education in Natural Resources Biennial Conference. Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. (workshop)

87. Hess, G.R. & P.E. Clayton. Habits for learning and living. NC Campus Compact Service-learning conference. Elon University. (talk)

86. Moore, A., P.E. Clayton, G.R. Hess. Developing partnerships for service-learning. Engaged College Workshop Series. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. (workshop)

2007
85. Bullock, B., J. Fortune, G.R. Hess, B. Honeycutt, S. Stallings, R. Thomson, & R. Usry. Strategies for expanding and deepening faculty involvement in service-learning. North Carolina Campus Compact Service-Learning Conference, Elon College. (Panel talk by all)

84. Hess, G.R. & T.A. Steelman. How does planning matter in open space protection? International Symposium on Society & Resource Management Conference, Park City, UT (oral presentation).

83. Steelman, T.A., G.R. Hess, J.R. Miller, J.R.R. Thompson, M. Groom, D. Stokes, D. Anderson, H. Baweja, T. Bowman, H. Magnusdottir. Where is conservation science in local planning? International Symposium on Society & Resource Management Conference, Park City, UT (oral presentation by students D. Anderson, H. Baweja, T. Bowman, H. Magnusdottir).

82. Steelman, T.A., G.R. Hess, J.R. Miller, J.R.R. Thompson, M. Groom. D. Stokes. New Approaches to Open Space Planning. International Symposium on Society & Resource Management Conference, Park City, UT (co-organized contributed symposium).

2006
81. Ambrose, M.J., G.R. Hess, M.J. Ambrose, K.M. Rosenfeld, M.J. Rubino, T.H. Ricketts. Biodiversity and human land use at multiple scales. World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC, April (oral presentation by Ambrose).

80. Hess, G.R.. How much more conservation science do we need? PhD Master Class, Laggan, Scotland (invited oral presentation).

79. Hess, G.R.. Effective Scientific Posters. PhD Master Class, Laggan, Scotland (invited oral presentation).

78. Hess, G.R., P. Clayton, S. Ash, M. Moses, S. Stallings, R. Thompson. Learning in the deep end: capacity-building for successful service-learning. North Carolina Campus Compact, Eighth Annual Service-Learning Conference, Elon College, Elon, NC. (talk)

77. Hess, G.R.. As real as it can get: Problem-based learning in environmental management. NCSU Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Raleigh, NC. (poster)

76. Moorman, C.E., G.R Hess, J. Mason, K. Sinclair, S. Kohut. Do urban greenways provide high quality bird habitat? The Wildlife Society, Anchorage, AK (poster presented by Moorman).

2005
75. Hess, G.R. & A. DiGiorgio. About as Real as it Gets: Service Learning in Environmental Management. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. (talk)

74. Hess, G.R., C.E. Moorman, J.H. Mason, K.E. Sinclair, & S.K. Kohut. Do suburban greenways provide high quality bird habitat. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (poster presentation by Hess).

73. Bartel, R. A., G. R. Hess, A. K. Leidner, K. R. Rosenfeld, M. J. Rubino, S. B. Snider, and T. H. Ricketts. Effectiveness of biodiversity indicators varies with scale and location. Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (poster presentation by Bartel).

72. Ambrose, M.J., G.R. Hess, M.J. Ambrose, K.M. Rosenfeld, M.J. Rubino, T.H. Ricketts. Biodiversity and human land use at multiple scales. World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC (oral presentation by Ambrose).

71. Moorman, C.E., G.R. Hess, J.H. Mason, K.E. Sinclair, & S. Kohut. Do urban greenways provide high quality bird habitat. Partners in Flight Annual Meeting, McAllen,Texas (presentation by Moorman, February).

67-70. Hess, G.R., R.A. Bartel, A.K. Leidner, M.J. Rubino, K.M. Rosenfeld, S.B. Snider, & T.H. Ricketts. Effectiveness of biodiversity indicators varies with extent, grain, and region.
    Hess, G.R. UNC-Chapel Hill Ecology Seminar Series (oral presentation by Snider and Hess, January)
    Hess, G.R. NCSU Forestry & Environmental Resources Seminar Series (oral presentation by Rosenfeld, January)
    Hess, G.R. NCSU Zoology Seminar Series (oral presentation by Leidner, February)
    Hess, G.R. International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting, Syracuse, NY (oral presentation by Hess, March)

2004
66. Hess, G.R. & C.A. Drew. Inquiry-guided learning through collarboartive research. University Education in Natural Resources Conference, Flagstaff, AZ. (talk)

65. Hess, G.R. Effective Poster Presentations. Graduate School, North Carolina State University. (talk)

64. Hess, G.R., C. A. Drew, K.A. Eschelbach, J.M. Favreau, F.H. Koch, and M.J. Rubino. Crayons, Focal Species, & Inventories: Evaluating Conservation Planning Tools in North Carolina, USA. UNC-Chapel Hill Ecology Series Seminar (April, invited oral presentation).

63. Hess, G.R., C. A. Drew, K.A. Eschelbach, J.M. Favreau, F.H. Koch, and M.J. Rubino. Crayons, Focal Species, & Inventories: Evaluating Conservation Planning Tools in North Carolina, USA. World Wildlife Fund, Conservation Sciences Program, Washington DC (June, invited oral presentation).

62. Rubino, M., S. Snider, R. Bartel, G.R. Hess, A. Leidner, T. Ricketts, & K. Rosenfeld. Indicator Taxa at Multiple Scales. World Wildlife Fund, Conservation Sciences Program, Washington DC (November, oral presentation).

2003
61. Hess, G.R. Inquiry-guided learning through collarboartive research. Conversations about Teaching series, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, NCSU. (invited seminar)

60. Vidra, R., G.R. Hess, & T. Shear. Can we design urban forest corridors to resist invasion by exotic plant species? Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA (August, poster presented by Vidra).

59. Hull, J., C. Moorman, & G.R. Hess. Can urban greenways provide high quality avian habitat? International Association for Landscape Ecology North American Annual Meeting, Banf, Canada (April, poster presentation by Hull).

58. Novotny, K., G.R. Hess., & C. Moorman. Mammalian predator response to greenway width and landscape context. International Association for Landscape Ecology North American Annual Meeting, Banf, Canada (April, poster presentation by Novotny).

57. Hess, G.R., C. A. Drew, K.A. Eschelbach, J.M. Favreau, F.H. Koch, and M.J. Rubino. Crayons, Focal Species, & Inventories: Evaluating Conservation Planning Tools in North Carolina, USA. Wildlife Society Meeting, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (April, oral presentation by Drew).

53-56. Hess, G.R., C. A. Drew, K.A. Eschelbach, J.M. Favreau, F.H. Koch, and M.J. Rubino. Crayons, Focal Species, & Inventories: Evaluating Conservation Planning Tools in North Carolina, USA.
    Hess, G.R. International Association for Landscape Ecology World Congress, Darwin, NT, Australia (talk).
    Hess, G.R. CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems Seminar Series, Canberra, ACT, Australia (invited talk).
    Hess, G.R. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (invited talk).
    Hess, G.R. CSIRO, Perth, WA, Australia (invited talk).

2002
52. Cheshire, H.M. & G.R. Hess. Integrating Spatial Information into the Curriculum. Invited seminar, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, School of Natural Resource Sciences.

51. Cheshire, H.M. & G.R. Hess. Integrating Spatial Information into the Curriculum. University Education in Natural Resources Conference, Raleigh NC (workshop).

50. Cheshire, H.M. and Hess, G.R.. From Pixels to Planning: Using Remote Sensing and GIS for Wildlife Habitat Assessment. GIS Live. Raleigh, NC (invited talk).

49. Hess, G.R., R.C. Bode, T.J. King, M.J. Rubino. Regional planning for wildlife using a focal species approach. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting. Canterbury, England (talk).

48. Hess, G.R., R.C. Bode, T.J. King, M.J. Rubino, A. Bailey, J. Norwalk, K. Potter, J. Scott, B. Shimps, M. Smith, & K. Summitt. Regional planning for wildlife using a focal species approach. International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting. Lincoln, NE (poster).

2001
47. Hess, G.R. Measuring suburban sprawl. International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting. Tempe, AZ (talk).

46. Hess, G.R. and others. Just what is sprawl, anyway? (initiated and moderated panel discussion).

45. Hess, G.R., R. Schaberg, R. Abt, S. Sherling. Trends in forest composition and size class distribution: Implications for wildlife babitat. NC Chapter, The Wildlife Society. Black Mountain, NC (invited talk).

44. King, T.J., M.J. Rubino, and G.R. Hess. Developing models to identify wildlife habitat in the North Carolina Piedmont. North Carolina Geographic Information Systems Conference. Winston-Salem, NC (poster, presented by King and Rubino).

43. Rubino, M.J., T.J. King, and G.R. Hess. Applying GIS to focal species planning in the North Carolina Piedmont. International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting. Tempe, AZ (poster, presented by Rubino).

2000
42. Blank, G. & G.R. Hess. The Academic Nexus of Research, Teaching, Advising, Consulting, and Service. University Education in Natural Resources Conference, Columbia MO (workshop).

41. Cubbage, F. and G.R. Hess. Forest harvest levels and wildlife habitat: Linking ecology and economics at a regional scale. Forestry Department Seminar, NC State University (talk).

40. Hess, G.R.. State of Open Space 2000. Durham Open Space and Trails Commission, Durham, NC (invited talk).

39. Hess, G.R.. Forest harvest levels and wildlife habitat: Linking ecology and economics at a regional scale. Society of American Foresters. Washington, DC (talk).

38. Hess, G.R.. Forest harvest levels and wildlife habitat: Linking ecology and economics at a regional scale. Association of Consulting Foresters. Raleigh, NC (invited talk).

37. Hess, G.R. and K. Dixon. State of Open Space 2000. Wake County Commissioners' Meeting, Raleigh, NC (invited talk).

36. Hess, G.R.. Forest harvest levels and wildlife habitat: Linking ecology and economics at a regional scale. Partners in Flight Steering Committee. Raleigh, NC (invited talk).

35. Hess, G.R.. State of Open Space 2000. Durham Sierra Club. Durham, NC (invited talk).

34. Hess, G.R.. State of Open Space 2000. Capital Area Sierra Club / Triangle Land Conservancy Open Space Forum. Raleigh, NC (invited talk and panel moderator).

33. Hess, G.R., K. Dixon, and M. Woltz. State of Open Space, 2000: The Status of the Triangle's Green Infrastructure. Forestry Department Seminar, NC State University (talk).

32. Sherling, S., G. Hess, R. Schaberg, R. Abt, S. Sherling. Forest harvest levels and wildlife habitat: Linking ecology and economics at a regional scale. International Association for Landscape Ecology US Congress, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl (poster).

1999
31. Hess, G.R. Creating Effective Posters Workshop. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Greensboro NC (invited workshop presentation).

30. Hess, G.R. Web-based collaborative learning. North Carolina State University Hewlett Conference, Winston-Salem NC (talk).

29. Hess, G.R., R. Schaberg, R. Abt, S. Sherling. Evaluating wood chip mill impacts on wildlife in North Carolina's forested landscapes. International Association for Landscape Ecology World Congress, Snowmass, CO (poster).

28. Chip mills and wildlife study plan. Public education forums in Stokes and McDowell Counties (talk).

1998
27. Hess, G.R. Metapopulations and microparasites. Wildlife Disease Workshop, Trento, Italy (invited talk).

26. Hess, G.R. Building effective boards and volunteer committees. Invited panel presentation with K. Dixon, C. Crenshaw, and P. McKnight at Carolina Land Trusts Assembly, Southern Pines, NC.

25. Hess, G.R. Reshaping expectations for Web-based collaborative learning. Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, Logan UT (talk).

1997
24. Hess, G.R. Disease in metapopulation models: implications for corridor systems. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Snowmass, CO (invited talk).

23. Hess, G.R. Using a windbreak habitat model across broad landscapes: The effect of local landscape composition and geographic location. International Association of Landscape Ecology, Durham (poster).

22. Hess, G.R., A.S. Hellkamp, M.J. Munster, S.L. Peck, B. McQuaid, C.L. Campbell, S.R. Shafer. A framework for assessing the condition of agricultural lands. Third Annual EMAP Symposium, Albany, NY (poster, presented by Shafer).

1996
21. Hess, G.R. A Web-Based Participatory Literature Review and Synthesis. Instructional Technologies Exposition, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (demonstration).

20. Hess, G.R. Linking extinction to connectivity and habitat destruction in metapopulation models. Zoology Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (talk).

19. Hess, G.R. One if by land, two if by space: an approach to landscape-scale natural resource monitoring. Forestry Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (talk).

1995
18. Hess, G.R. and J.M. Bay. A regional assessment of the suitability of windbreaks as breeding bird habitat. International Association of Landscape Ecology, Minneapolis (poster).

17. Hess, G.R. Disease in metapopulations: Implications for conservation. College of Forestry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (talk).

16. Hess, G.R. and J.M. Bay. A regional assessment of the suitability of windbreaks as breeding bird habitat. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Science Symposium, Research Triangle Park, NC (poster).

1994
15. Hess, G.R. Modeling disease in metapopulations: Implications for conservation. Ecological Society of America, Knoxville (poster).

14. Hess, G.R. Landscape ecology in EMAP: agricultural lands as an example. Air and Waste Management Association, Cincinnati, Ohio (talk).

13. Hellkamp, A.S., G.R. Hess, S.L. Peck, and C.L. Campbell. EMAP-Agroecosystems: Designing a report card for U.S. agroecosystem health. First International Symposium on Ecosystem Health and Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario (poster).

12. Hess, G.R. Disease in metapopulation models: implications for conservation. Southeastern Mathematical and Statistical Ecology Conference, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (talk).

11. Hess, G.R. Could increased connectivity be more that we bargained for? International Association of Landscape Ecology, Tucson (poster).

10. Hess, G.R. and J.M. Bay. Using error matrices to improve estimates and generate confidence for measures of landscape pattern. International Association of Landscape Ecology, Tucson (poster).

9. Hess, G.R. Could increased connectivity be more that we bargained for? Biodiversity Symposium, Center for World Environment and Sustainable Development, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (poster).

1993
8. Hess, G.R. Wildlife conservation corridors and contagious disease: A cautionary note. Society for Conservation Biology, Tempe (poster).

7. Hess, G.R. Analyzing the landscape structure of the Albemarle-Pamlico Basin: Findings and frustrations. International Association of Landscape Ecology, Oak Ridge (poster).

6. Hess, G.R. Conservation corridors and contagious disease. College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (talk).

5. Hess, G.R. Could increased connectivity be more than we bargained for? Midwest Conference for Population Biology, Lawrence, Kansas (poster).

4. Hess, G.R. Could increased connectivity be more than we bargained for? Fish and Wildlife Program Seminar, North Carolina State University (talk).

3. Hess, G.R. EMAP Agroecosystems and GIS: Promise and Peril. USDA Economic Research Service, Washington, DC (talk).

1992
2. Hess, G.R. Do conservation corridors work? The evidence and a modeling proposal. International Association of Landscape Ecology, Corvallis, Oregon (talk).

1991
1. Hess, G.R. Monitoring the ecological condition of agricultural landscapes. International Association of Landscape Ecology, Ottawa, Ontario (poster).


Grants

2012
20. Hess, G.R., M. McHale, N. Peterson. Understanding Risks from Climate Change to the Triangle Region, North Carolina: Interacting Drivers and Vulnerabilities from Complex Socio-Ecological Systems. National Science Foundation, ULTRA Supplement, $88,797 (2012 October - 2014 March, in progress).

2009
19. Hess, G.R., M. McHale, S. Miller, D. Urban, E. Bernhardt, L. Band, P. Berke. Reconciling human and natural systems for the equitable provision of ecosystem services in the Triangle of North Carolina, National Science Foundation, $299,849 ($126,278 to NC State) (2009 October - 2012 March, extended by supplement (see #20)).

2007
18. Brice, K., G.R. Hess, J. Masten. Is our land meeting the conservation goals for which it was protected. Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, $24,900 (completed).

2006
17. Hess, G.R. & T.A, Steelman. Courses Without Borders: Conservation Biology and Open Space Planning. NCSU-DELTA IDEA Exploratory Grant. $12,380. (completed)

16. P. Clayton, A. Kirkman, D. Wellman, B. Goldfarb, A. Moore, G.R. Hess, B. Bullock, & B. Honeycutt. Piloting an "Engaged College" Program. NC State University Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development. $10,000. (completed)

2003
15. Hess, G.R.. Developing Statistical Intuition Through Visualization. NCSU Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. $2,500. (completed - see report)

14. Hess, G.R.. Taking Effective Posters to the Web (Part 1). NCSU Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications. $200 + 40 hours of technical support. (completed)

13. Developing a framework for evaluating conservation plans. NCSU Internationalization Seed Grant, $2,800 (completed).

2002
12. Developing Landscape-Scale Indicators of Forested Suburban Greenways as Avian Habitat. USDA Forest Service, $30,000. (completed)

11. Moorman, C. & G.R. Hess. Avian Use of Greenways: Effects of Width, Recreational Use and Landscape Context . NCSU College of Natural Resources, $5,000 (completed).

2000
10. Development and Application of an Urban Sprawl Index for the mid-Atlantic United States, 1950-1990. US Environmental Protection Agency, $18,000 (completed).

9. National Assessment of Forest Fragmentation Indicators. USDA Forest Service, $20,000 (completed).

1999
8. Prototype for a National Assessment of Forest Fragmentation Indicators. USDA Forest Service, $19,387 (completed).

7. Landscape Ecology in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Amendment). USDA Forest Service, $30,409 (completed).

1998
6. Wildlife and Landscape Ecology in the Mid-Atlantic Region. USDA Forest Service, $76,000 (completed).

5. Landscape Ecology in the Mid-Atlantic Region. USDA Forest Service, $18,250 (completed).

4. Relating Hurricane Damage to Topography on the Hill Forest. NC State University Faculty Research and Professional Development Grant, $5,000 (completed).

1997
3. Assessing the Ecological Condition of Agricultural Landscapes in the United States. USDA Agricultural Research Service, $7,500 (completed).

2. Hess, G.R. and M. Myers. Crossing disciplinary boundaries in the classroom using technology-mediated client-consultant relationships. NCSU Teaching Excellence Initiative. $2,000. (completed)

1996
1. Hess, G.R. and R. Abt. Establishing a model for WWW-based transdisciplinary distance learning. NCSU Teaching Excellence Initiative. $3,000. (completed)


Service

Professional Societies
► International Association of Landscape Ecology (since 1990, with gaps)
- Program Chairman, 2005 Annual Meeting, Syracuse, New York (2004 - 2005)
► Society for Conservation Biology (since 1990, with gaps)

Community Service
► Wake County, NC Open Space & Parks Advisory Committee (2011 - present)

► Knightdale, NC, Pedestrian Planning Committee, 2012

► Knightdale, NC Land Use Review Board (2005 - 2011)
- Chairman (2008 - 2010)
- Chairman, Tree & Landscaping Ordinance Revision Subcommittee (2007 - 2008)
- Stormwater Management Committee (October 1996 - January 1998)
- Planning Board (1995 - 2000)

► WakeNature Preserves Partnership (2007 - present)
- Founding Member
- Co-Chairman (2008 - present)
- Inventory Committee (2009 - present)

► Triangle Land Conservancy (1988 - present)
- Six-month Study Leave, to examine measures of conservation success (2009) - Strategic Conservation Strategies Committee (2008)
- Board of Directors (1996 - 2002)
- Planning and Advocacy Committee (1998 - 2004)
- Chairman, Planning and Advocacy Committee (1998 - 2002)
   Led efforts to plan and implement a regional network of open spaces and natural areas.
- Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee (1997)
   Created 3-year strategic plan for organization's activities and development.
- Land Committee (1996 - 1998)
- Member (1988 - present)

► Capital Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Stakeholders Group (2005 - 2007)
► Triangle GreenPrint Steering Committee, Charter Member (2000 - 2005)
► Triangle J Council of Governments, Green Space Planning Team (2000 - 2004)
►  Wake County, NC Land Use Advisory Group (1995 - 1996)
- Chairman, Environmental Resources Subcommittee (1996)
   Developed a set of environmental goals and objectives for the County land use plan.

► Emergency Medical Technician, NJ (1984 - 1987)
► Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Instructor (1986 - 1987)
► Englishtown-Manalapan, NJ First Aid Squad (1983 - 1986)
- Treasurer (1985 - 1986)

University Service
Current
► Policy Position Faculty Search Committee (2012 - present)
► Chairman, Forestry & Environmental Resources Department Teaching Review Committee (2011 - present)
► Forestry & Environmental Resources Department Post-Tenure Review Committee (20011 - present)
► Natural Resources Curriculum Coordinator, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources (2004 - present)
► Forestry & Environmental Resources Department Undergraduate Curricula Committee (2001 - present)
► Forestry & Environmental Resources Department Scholarship Committee (1997 - present)

Completed
► Biomathematics Program Curriculum Committee (2004 - 2008)
► Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement Operations Council (2008-2009)
► Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement Advisory Committee (2007-2008)
► Co-Chair, Urban Forestry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources (2005 - 2007)
► Governors Award for Teaching Selection Committee (2007)
► Chairman, Teaching Award Committe, College of Natural Resources (2007)
► Teaching Award Committe, College of Natural Resources (2006)
► Chairman, Web Content Committee, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources (2005 - 2007)
► University Information Technology Committee, College of Natural Resources representative (2004 - 2007)
► Forestry Department Promotion and Tenure Committee (2003 - 2005)
► NCSU Grievance Committee (2003 - 2005)
► Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board (2002 - 2005)
► Information Technology Director Search Committee, College of Natural Resources (2004-2005)
► Chairman, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences Graduate Program Review Committee, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources (2004 - 2005)
► Forestry Department Head Search Committee (2003-2004)
► Hofmann Forest Ad Hoc Management Review Committee (2002)
► College of Forest Resources Ad-Hoc Distance Education Committee (2000 - 2001)
► Forestry Department Graduate Committee (1999 - 2000)
► Natural Resources Curriculum Review Committee (1998 - 2001)
►  Park Scholars Advisory Committee (1997 - 2001)
►  College of Forest Resources Ad-Hoc WWW Committee (1997 - 1998)
    - Spearheaded reorganization and revitalization of Forestry Department web site.



@Find me ...
Teaching | Research | Advising | CV | Cycling | Photography
Home Page
home
Office Schedule
office schedule
WakeNature
WakeNature
Frequent Links
My Links
My Blog
blogspot
Twitter Presence
twitter


George R. Hess | Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources | NC State University | Raleigh NC 27695-8008 USA | 919.515.7437 | george_hess@ncsu.edu

the material located at this site is not endorsed, sponsored or provided by or on behalf of north carolina state university