George Host

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George Host, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate

George Host

Position and Focus

Dr. Host's current research interests include landscape/forest ecology, biostatistics and modeling.

His current project websites include:


Ph.D., Forest Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing. 1987
M.S., Botany, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. 1982
B.S., Botany, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. 1977

Current Publications

  • 7: Bartsch, Will M Axler, Richard P & Host, George E. 2015. Evaluating a Great Lakes scale landscape stressor index to assess water quality in the St. Louis River Area of Concern. Journal of Great Lakes Research In press.
  • 7: Stueve, K M, Hollenhorst, T P, Kelly, J R Johnson, L B & Host, G E. 2015. High-resolution maps of forest-urban watersheds present an opportunity for ecologists and managers. Landscape Ecology 30:313--323.
  • 7: Silbernagel, J, Host, G, Hagley, C, Hart, D, Axler, R, Fortner, R, Axler, M, Smith, V, Drewes, A, Bartsch, W, Danz, N Mathews, J & Wagler, M. 2015. Linking place-based science to people through spatial narratives of coastal stewardship. Journal of Coastal Conservation 19:181--198.
  • 7: Kovalenko, K E, Brady, V J, Brown, T N, Ciborowski, J J H, Danz, N P, Gathman, J P, Host, G E, Howe, R W, Johnson, L B Niemi, G J & Reavie, E D. 2014. Congruence of community thresholds in response to anthropogenic stress in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Freshwater Science 33:958--971.
  • 7: Loss, S R, Hueffmeier, R M, Hale, C M, Host, G E Sjerven, G & Frelich, L E. 2013. Earthworm invasions in northern hardwood forests: a rapid assessment method. Natural Areas Journal 33:21--30.
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    • George Host's CV
      Curriculum Vitae
    • Itasca Forest Legacy Project
      Spatial Analysis for the Identification of Conservation Easement Site

    Project list for George Host :

    (A link will go to the project's current report, an arrow will take you to a project's home page)

    Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring
    To assess the biotic condition of all the major coastal wetlands of the Great Lakes, United States and Canadian shorelines.

    Integrative social and hydrologic models for enhanced resiliency of coastal communities under extreme weather events
    To assess the interactions between environmental risk and community response of coastal ecosystems in the face of changing precipitation regimes and extreme weather events