Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Staff
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Lead Scientists
Steve Hess Ph.D.
Title Research Wildlife Biologist
Expertise / Specialty: Research in wildlife population dynamics, wildlife movement ecology, and methods for controlling invasive vertebrates.
Research Interests: Conservation, monitoring, and management of vertebrates; habitat management and endangered species restoration; forest ecology.
Select Publications :
Danner, R. M, D. M. Goltz, S. C. Hess, and P. C. Banko. 2007. Evidence of feline immunodeficiency virus, feline leukemia virus, and Toxoplasma gondii in feral cats on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 43:315-318.
Goltz, D. M., S. C. Hess, K. W. Brinck, P. C. Banko, and R. M. Danner. 2008. Home range and movements of feral cats on Mauna Kea, Hawai`i. Pacific Conservation Biology 14:177-184.
Hansen, H., S. C. Hess, D. Cole, and P. C. Banko. 2007. Using population genetic tools to develop a control strategy for feral cats (Felis catus) in Hawai`i. Wildlife Research 34:587-596. http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=WR07043.pdf
Hess, S. C., P. C. Banko, G. J. Brenner, and J. D. Jacobi. 1999. Factors related to the recovery of subalpine woodland on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Biotropica 31:212-219.
Hess, S. C., J. J. Jeffrey, D. L. Ball, and L. Babich. 2007. Efficacy of feral pig removals at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 42:53-67. http://www.tws-west.org/transactions/Hess%20feral%20pig.pdf
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