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College of Natural Resources

Think and Do The Extraordinary Support the College
Think and Do The Extraordinary Support the College

George Hess


Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Jordan Hall Addition 5233


Area(s) of Expertise

Biomathematics, Ecology, Natural Resource Management


BA, Biology, Columbia College (1978)
BS, Computer Science, Columbia Engineering (1979)
MS, Computer Science, Stevens Insitute of Technology (1981)
PhD, Biomathematics, North Carolina State University (1994)


NC State University recipient of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2013-2014

Research Interests

Green infrastructure conservation and management, conservation, ecology, natural resources measurements.

Regular Courses

NR 300 – Natural Resources Measurements

FW 333 – Conservation Biology in Practice

NR 295 – Natural Resources Enrichment Experience

Effective Scientific Posters

Special Topics Courses

Triangle Ecosystem Services (Fall 2010)

State of Triangle’s Environment, 2010 (Spring 2010)

Measuring Conservation Success (Fall 2008)

Where is Conservation Science in Local Planning? (2007)

Creating Open Space Plans That Work (2006)

Examining Biodiversity Patterns (2005)

Regional Biodiversity Priorities (2004)

Surrogate Species Planning (2003)

Focal Species Planning (2002)

Measuring Suburban Sprawl (2001)


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