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Contact Gordon Reese
Gordon focuses his research on the use of models to address various ecological topics. In particular, he is interested in analyzing interactions between natural and manmade components in our environment and understanding how results can best be used to inform conservation and management decisions. He is also interested in addressing uncertainty when modeling complex systems by incorporating techniques such as sensitivity analyses and scenario planning. Gordon continues to use models to estimate distributions both spatially and over time.
- Colorado State University, M.S. Ecology
- Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Biology
- Colorado State University, Ph.D Ecology
- Ecologist, United States Geological Survey
2013 - 2018
- Reese, Gordon C.; Wilson, Kenneth R.; Flather, Curtis H. 2014. Performance of species richness estimators across assemblage types and survey parameters.
- Reese, Gordon C.; Wilson, Kenneth R.; Flather, Curtis H. 2013. Program SimAssem: software for simulating species assemblages and estimating species richness.
- Reese, Gordon C.; Wilson, Kenneth R.; Hoeting, Jennifer A.; Flather, Curtis H. 2005. Factors affecting species distribution predictions: A simulation modeling experiment.
- Bender, Darren J.; Flather, Curtis H.; Wilson, Kenneth R.; Reese, Gordon C. 2005. Regional data to support biodiversity assessments: terrestrial vertebrate and butterfly data from the Southwest.
- McWilliams, William H.; Heath, Linda S.; Reese, Gordon C.; Schmidt, Thomas L. 2000. Forest resources and conditions.
- Hershey, Rachel Riemann; Reese, Gordon. 1999. Creating a "first-cut" species distribution map for large areas from forest inventory data.
Citations of non US Forest Service Publications
- Reese, G.C., Carter, S.K., Lund, C. and Walterscheid, S.,
2019, Evaluating and using existing models to
map probable suitable habitat for rare plants to
inform management of multiple-use public lands
in the California desert. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0214099.
- Manier, D.J., Carr, N.B., Reese, G.C., and Burris, L., 2019,
Using scenarios to evaluate vulnerability of
grassland communities to climate change in the
Southern Great Plains of the United States: U.S.
Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2019–1046, 48 p.,
- Reese, G.C., and Carter, S.K., 2019, Probable and
potential suitable habitat for 43 rare plant species
in the California desert: U.S. Geological Survey data
- Rashford, B.S. and Reese, G.C., 2018, Predicted
likelihood of grassland to cropland conversion in
the U.S. Northern Plains and Prairies given
climate change: U.S. Geological Survey data release,
- Reese, G.C., Carr, N.B. and Burris, L.E., 2018, Southern
Great Plains Rapid Ecoregional Assessment—
Volume II. Species and assemblages: U.S.
Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1109, 134 p.,
- Reese, G.C., Burris, Lucy, Carr, N.B., Leinwand, I.I.F. and
Melcher, C.P., 2017, Southern Great Plains Rapid
Ecoregional Assessment—Volume I. Ecological
communities: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 2017–1100, 126 p.,
- Reese G.C., Manier D.J., Carr N.B., Callan R., Leinwand
I.I.F., Assal T.J., Burris L. and Ignizio D.A. 2016.
Estimated historical distribution of grassland
communities of the Southern Great Plains: U.S.
Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1184, 13 p.,
- Callan R., Leinwand I.I.F., Reese G.C., Assal T.J., Manier
D.J., Carr N.B., Burris L. and Ignizio
D.A. 2016. Estimated historical distribution of
grassland communities of the Southern Great
Plains: U.S. Geological Survey data release,
- Melcher C.P., Sherrill K.R., George T.L., Germaine S.S.,
Reese G. and Carr N.B. 2015. Spadefoot
Assemblage; Golden Eagle; Ferruginous Hawk;
Sagebrush-Obligate Songbirds; Pygmy Rabbit;
Chapters 22, 24, 25, 26, 27 and Appendix in Carr N.B.
and Melcher C.P. eds. Wyoming Basin Rapid
Ecoregional Assessment. Open-File Report 2015-
1155. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological
Survey, Fort Collins Science Center. 896 p.,
- Crabtree R., Sheldon J.W., Wilson K., Potter C., Winkelman
B., Weiss D., Baruch-Mordo S. and
Reese G. 2011. Decision support for climate
change adaptation in the GPLCC: creating
geospatial data products for ecosystem
assessments and predictive species modeling.
Final report to Great Plains Landscape Conservation
- Doherty P.F., Webb C.T., Hoeting J.A., Merton A.A., Miller
R.S., Farnsworth M.L., Franklin A.B., McLean R.G.,
Piaggo T.J., Reese G.C., Gilbert M.M., Davis A.J. and
Wilson K.R. 2009. Avian influenza risk assessment
for the United States: modeling pathways of
disease spread by wild birds. Final report to USDA-
WS-APHIS-National Wildlife Research Center. Colorado
State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
- Reese G.C. and Skagen S.K. 2017. Modeling
nonbreeding distributions of shorebirds and
waterfowl in response to climate change. Ecology
and Evolution 7:1497-1513
- Sofaer H.R., Skagen S.K., Barsugli J.J., Rashford B.S.,
Reese G.C., Hoeting J.A., Wood A.W. and
Noon B.R. 2016. Projected wetland densities under
climate change: habitat loss but little geographic
shift in conservation strategy. Ecological