Mr. Sean Gess

Laboratory Coordinator
Mr. Sean Gess
Education
  • M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Edinboro University
Expertise/Interests
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Wildlife Management
Contact
Email sean.gess@stvincent.edu
Phone 724-805-2637
Office Location
Dupre Science Pavilion, N211
Publications
  • Gess, S.W., Ellington, E.H., Dzialak, M.R., Duchamp, J.E., Lovallo, M., and Larkin, J.L. 2013. Rest site selection by fishers (Martes pennanti) in the eastern deciduous forest. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 37(4), 805-814.
  • Ellington, E.H. Gess, S.W., Koen, E., Duchamp, J.E., Lovallo, M. Dzialak, M.R., and Larkin, J.L. 2014. Influence of landscape pattern on fisher space use in Pennsylvania. Journal of Fish & Wildlife Management. In Review.
  • Reevaluation of the 1983 fisher habitat suitability index using new information in light of the range expansion of the fisher (Pekania pennanti).
Courses Taught
  • Ecology Laboratory
  • General Biology I and Lab
  • General Biology II and Lab
  • Human Anatomy
Presentations
  • Gess, SW. 2014. Fisher: Reevaluating our understanding of habitat usage. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Biology Honors Program Seminar Series.
  • Gess, SW, EH, Ellington, M Dzialak, JE Duchamp, JL Larkin, and MJ Lovallo. 2013. Fisher (Martes pennanti) rest site characteristics in the deciduous forests of south-central Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Bradford, Pennsylvania
  • Ellington, EH, SW Gess, JE Duchamp, MJ Lovallo, MR Dzialak, and JL Larkin. 2009. Resource selection of a recolonizing fisher population in Pennsylvania. 40th Annual Meeting of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists.
  • Gess, SW., EH Ellington, JE Duchamp, MJ Lovallo, MR Dzialak, and JL Larkin. 2009. Resource selection of a recolonizing fisher population in deciduous forests of southcentral Pennsylvania. 5th International Martes Symposium: Biology and Conservation of Martens, Sables, and Fishers: A New Synthesis, Seattle, Washington.
Projects
  • Supervisor for Work-Study Students in the Biology Department