Michael Gross, Ph.D.
Arts & Science
Academic Program Development
- Ph.D. Marine Studies, University of Delaware, 1987
- ITT International Fellow, Universite de Rennes I, France, 1982- 1983
- B.S. Biology (Second Major: Accounting), Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania , 1982
- Plantard, O, S. Valette, M.F. Gross. 2007. The root-knot nematode producing galls on Spartina alterniflora belongs to the genus Meloidogyne: Rejection of Hypsoperine and Spartonema spp. Journal of Nematology 39(2):127-132.
- Stockton, M.B., M.F. Gross, A.T. Wendolowski, M. Smith, D.G. Unkow, K.D. Hopson (eds). 2005. S. Mary Grace Burns Arboretum at Georgian Court College: A history and a guide (4th ed.). 36p.
- Gross, M.F. 2001. Portrait of the New Jersey Pinelands. Wildflower 17(3): 21-25.
- Schneider, C.E. 1997. Common pinelands plants of Lake Carasaljo Park, Lakewood, New Jersey: An illustrated guide. Ed. by M.F. Gross. Georgian Court College, Lakewood, New Jersey. 25 p. (Student research project, made possible by a grant from the Trust for Public Land's Barnegat Bay Environmental Grant Fund.)
- Gross, M.F., M.A. Hardisky, P.L. Wolf and V. Klemas. 1993. Relationships among Typha biomass, pore water methane, and reflectance in a Delaware (USA) brackish marsh. Journal of Coastal Research 9:339-355.
- Gross, M.F., M.A. Hardisky, P.L. Wolf, and V. Klemas. 1991. Relationship between aboveground and belowground biomass of Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass). Estuaries 14:180- 191.
- Gross, M.F., M.A. Hardisky, and V. Klemas. 1990. Inter-annual spatial variability in the response of Spartina alterniflora biomass to amount of precipitation. Journal of Coastal Research 6:949-960.
- Gross, M.F., M.A. Hardisky, J.A. Doolittle, and V. Klemas. 1990. Relationships among depth to frozen soil, soil wetness, and vegetation type and biomass in tundra near Bethel, Alaska, U.S.A. Arctic and Alpine Research 22:275-282.
- Doolittle, J.A., M.A. Hardisky, M.F. Gross, and V. Klemas. 1990. A ground-penetrating radar study of active layer thicknesses in areas of moist sedge and wet sedge tundra near Bethel, Alaska, U.S.A. Arctic and Alpine Research 22:175-182.
- Gross, M.F., M.A. Hardisky, and V. Klemas. 1988. Effects of solar angle on reflectance from wetland vegetation. Remote Sensing of Environment 26:195-212.
- Bartlett, D.S., M.A. Hardisky, R.W. Johnson, M.F. Gross, V. Klemas, and J.M. Hartman. 1988. Continental-scale variability in vegetation reflectance and its relationship to canopy morphology. International Journal of Remote Sensing 9(7):1223-1241.
- Gross, M.F., V. Klemas, and J.E. Levasseur. 1988. Remote sensing of biomass of salt marsh vegetation in France. International Journal of Remote Sensing 9(3):397-408.
- Gross, M.F., M.A. Hardisky, V. Klemas, and P.L. Wolf. 1987. Quantification of biomass of the marsh grass Spartina alterniflora Loisel. using Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 53(11):1577-1583.
- Hardisky, M.A., M.F. Gross, and V. Klemas. 1986. Remote sensing of coastal wetlands. BioScience 36(7):453-460.
- Gross, M.F., V. Klemas, and J.E.Levasseur. 1986. Biomass and structure of a Spartina alterniflora Loisel.-dominated salt marsh in France. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 113(2):125-130.
- Human Biology
- Ecology and Environment of New Jersey
- Conservation Ecology
- Plant collection maintenance, identification and development in Georgian Court University's S. Mary Grace Burns Arboretum and the Georgian Court University greenhouse; preservation/restoration of Georgian Court University's piece of New Jersey pinelands on campus; wetland plant ecology; plant conservation; parasitic plants.
Service to the University:
Director of the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum of Georgian Court University; Curator of the Georgian Court University Herbarium; GCU Accreditation Liaison Officer to Middle States Commission on Higher Education; Ex Officio member of five curriculum committees.
Why I Love GCU:
- The small classes and small university make it possible to know people on a personal basis. The historic, wooded campus adjacent to Lake Carasaljo is filled with Pinelands plants and a wonderful place to learn biology and sustainable landscaping.