George R. Hess
Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources
NC 27695-8002 USA
My teaching mission
is to excite students about the process of learning and
figuring out things for themselves.
Because doing is the key to learning, I strive constantly to
incorporate active learning techniques. I use frequent in-class
exercises, both individual and group, to gives students the
opportunity to try new things.
My research mission is
to improve continuously the breadth and quality of information
about the conservation of biological diversity
available to land use planners, natural resource managers, and
other people whose activities shape our landscapes. I'm currently
working on issues of conservation planning in suburbanizing
landscapes, and particularly the question of why so little of
the knowledge generated by conservation scientists is used
as our suburbs continue to expand.