Publications & Documents

 

Remote Sensing & Classified Land Cover:
Essential Land Use Decision Support Tools Using Moderate-Resolution Imagery

 

Remote Sensing & Classified Land Cover
Essential Land Use Decision Support Tools Using High-Resolution Imagery

 

Low-Cost Urban Tree Cover Analysis Presentation

 

GeoCarbon: A New Tool for Calculating Terrestrial Carbon

 

The Water Quantity and Quality Models Used in the Development of Urban Ecosystem Analysis Program


By: Donald E. Woodward, Hydraulic Engineer

 

ANJEC Report: Berkeley Height Canopy Study


This report studies the benefits of its trees in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

 

Co-Evolution: A New Future, Creating a World that Works. Southern California and the Desert Southwest


This report describes the approach and design for the first of five regional Co-Evolution studies that are being considered for the United States. This document concentrates on the Southern California & Desert Southwest geographic area and demonstrates methodologies to be eventually used for all five regions.

Sponsored by: US Forest Service
Project Team: Gary Moll, President, Global Ecosystem Center; Michael Gallis, Principle MG&A;.



Co-Evolution: Re-Engineering Human Networks, Rebuilding Natural Systems

The study of the Piedmont Crescent project in the Southeast US led to the development of new systems framework to shape the future called Co-Evolution.

Sponsored by: US Forest Service
Project Team: Gary Moll, President, Global Ecosystem Center; Michael Gallis, Principle MG&A; Michael Flaxman, Associate Professor MIT; David Goldfield, Professor of History UNC Charlotte.


Piedmont Crescent - Nature and the Human Network - 2009

Major federal study of the southern forest extending from southern Virginia to Birmingham, AL to determine and describe the relationship and impacts of the growing Human Network on the Natural System. 280 pages

Sponsored by: US Forest Service
Project Team: Gary Moll, Urban Ecosytem Center (GEC)


Water Procedures

This document describes the surface water component of The Global Ecosystem Center's Ecosystem Services Assessment.

Author: Donald Woodward, Hydraulic Engineer


ESRI Hightlights Our Work

Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI) recognizes the accomplishments of Gary Moll in their publication ArcNews as a Geographic Information System (GIS) hero.

Nature, the Human Network, and the Role of GIS - Winter 2006/2007

People-Nature: The Human Network - Summer 2007

People-Nature: The Natural Network - Fall 2007




People and Nature, Building a New Framework 2006

The Initiative in a Nutshell: Why we call for a new framework

Development of new thought process that moves beyond the traditional approach of regulation and protection. Restoring and sustaining a healthy environment is not about being pro-business or pro-environment. It is about being pro-human. 48 pages

Sponsored by: American Forests
Project Team: Michael Gallis, Heather Millar, and Gary Moll


Green Infrastructure Analysis - February 2004

Analyzed the Ecosystem of the Washington DC metropolitan area (DC, MD, and VA) using high-resolution imagery.

Sponsored by: US Forest Service
Project Team: Gary Moll, Urban Ecosystem Center


International City Management Association (ICMA) IQ Report 2002

Trees: The Green Infrastructure

This report provides a road map for improving the community environment and making communities better places to live by fitting natural resources more effectively into the physical infrastructure.

Sponsored by: ICMA
Project Team: Gary Moll, Ed Macie


A pixel worth 1,000 words
Satellite images reveal startling tree loss in American cities

U. S. News & World Report, July 19, 1999

Regional Ecosystem Analysis of the metro area growth east of the Puget Sound using Remote Sensing technology. This project was conducted by the Urban Ecosystem Center (AKA GEC LLC).

Written by: Kathleen Wong
Project Team: Gary Moll, Urban Ecoststem Center (GEC)


City of Trees

The Washington Post Metro Section 1999

A Regional Ecosystem Analysis of the Washington DC area reveals the city had lost over half of its tree cover in 30 years. The Mayor initiated an ambitious tree planting program and a local philanthropist donated $50 million to start Casey Trees, a local non-profit organization.

Sponsored by: US Forest Service
Project Team: Gary Moll, Urban Ecosystem Center (GEC)


Atlanta's Changing Environment 1996

The Atlanta Constitution reports Hotlanta Gets Hotter

A Regional Ecosystem Analysis documented the connection between tree loss (loss of vegetation) and urban heat islands. Temperature records and land cover change were compared using Landsat satellite images. There was a direct connection between the two. A hurricane scientist was employed to map the heat island temperatures.

Sponsored by: US Forest Service
Project Team: Gary Moll, Urban Ecosystem Center (GEC)


Urban Wildlife

Georgia Wildlife Press Volume 7 November 1, 1996

The Urban Ecosystem Center (GEC) analyzed the changing land cover effect on temperature, water, and air quality. The area analyzed covered 10 counties.

Sponsored by: US Forest Service
Project Team: Gary Moll and the Urban Ecosystem Center (AKA GEC)


Growing Greener Cities 1992

A tree planting Handbook by Gary Moll and Stanley Young. Forward by Graham Nash. Explains the role trees play in the natural cycles of the Earth. 126 pages

Sponsored by: American Forests
Project Team: Gary Moll and Stanley Young


Shading Our Cities 1989

Is about the management of Urban Forests. Urban Forests are the trees that dominate an urban area's green infrastructure. Urban forests can be long-range investments, but they need active management and care. Shading Our Cities is a comprehensive source book with a solid election of practical advices. The range of information provided in the book ranges from calculating the economic worth of a tree growing in an urban area to how to measure the health of your communities' urban forest.

Sponsored by: American Forests
Project Team: Gary Moll and Sara Ebenreck


Unasylva Publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 1981

Urban Forestry, Cities, Trees, and People

The history of Urban Forestry in the United States.

Sponsored by: UN FAO
Project Team: Gary Moll and Deborah Gangloff