Heath Kelsey

Program Director
UMCES Cambridge Office

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Heath Kelsey

Program Director
UMCES Cambridge Office

Heath Kelsey has been with IAN since 2009, as a Science Integrator, Program Manager, and as Director since 2019. His work focuses on helping communities become more engaged in socio-environmental decision making. He has over 10-years of experience in stakeholder engagement, environmental and public health assessment, indicator development, and science communication. He has led numerous ecosystem health and socio-environmental health report card projects globally, in Australia, India, the South Pacific, Africa, and throughout the US. Dr. Kelsey received his MSPH (2000) and PhD (2006) from The University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. He is a graduate of St Mary’s College of Maryland (1988). He was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea from 1995-1998.


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2019

Re-envisioning Coastal Sustainability through Future Earth Coasts

A Symposium on Coastal Resilience Highlights the Need for Transdisciplinary Science

Future Earth Coasts Goes to Bremen!

A future for global biological ocean monitoring networks

Finding the value of Transdisciplinary Research on Food Security and Land Use Change

2018

Talking River Basin Report Cards at the International Waters Conference, Marrakech

Creating the Texas Coast Ecosystem Health Report Card

The Future of Future Earth Coasts

Next steps for the Tennessee River Basin Report Card

Focusing on outcomes: What are we really shooting for?

Coastal Yucatán Report Card Completed!

Cork conference on coastal sustainability

Training local teams in report card creation

Lower Kafue River Environmental Literacy

2017

Stumbling Into a New Approach

Evolution of the Report Cards in Brisbane: Part Two

Evolution of The Report Cards in Brisbane: Part One

WWF and UMCES Retreat 24-25 May 2017

Progressing toward a Report Card for the Gulf of Mexico

Evolving ecosystem health report cards to address issues of scale, acceptance, engagement, and behavior change

IAN Returns to Honolulu for the Hawaiian Islands and the Remote Pacific Islands Coral Reef Report Cards Workshops

Belmont Forum Synthesis Meeting 10-12 December 2016 San Francisco, CA - Synthesis of first project results

2016

Raising the Grade for the Upper Mississippi River Basin

The Basin Report Card Initiative goes to Monterrey, Mexico!

A visit to Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha, India

UMCES active in the 2016 River Symposium in Delhi, India

A Report Card for Coastal Yucatán

Future Earth's Coasts

Mission Aransas Pilot Project

IAN participates in Coastal Resilience Meeting at University of Tabasco in Villahermosa, Mexico

The NOAA Coral Reef Report Card - Reflections on the report card process

EcoHealth Metrics for the Texas Coast Workshop

2015

Developing a report card for the Florida Reef Tract

The Mississippi River Watershed Report Card is released

Crocodile report cards

Northern Australia floodplains research workshop in Brisbane

Invasive grasses pose a threat to natural and cultural resources in Kakadu National Park

Water, food webs, and production on the Kakadu floodplains

Fish and energy movement in Kakadu National Park

Developing an Index of Resilience to Climate Change Impacts to the Great Barrier Reef – Workshop 3, Townsville, Australia.

Mackay Report Card Workshop – Mackay, Queensland Australia 24 February 2015.

Collective impact and ecosystem health report cards: The product enables the process

Kick-starting Collective Impact in Five Easy Report Card Steps

Environmental Literacy for the tropical Northern Territory, Australia

Threats to traditional resources in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory Australia

2014

Within Our Reach provides insights into engaging communities and restoration of the Willamette River

State of the South Atlantic Ecosystems kickoff workshop

Water supply is a concern in report card planning for the Missouri River Basin

Climate Change and resilience create new challenges in tracking ecosystem health status

The CEER Conference provides insight to the future of report cards

Missouri River: Environmental Literacy

A New IAN Science Communication Course on Ecosystem Health Report Cards in Adelaide, Australia

2012

Mississippi River Report Card Vision and Framework

Samoa State of the Environment 2012

Gulf of Mexico Summit 2011

Climate Change and the Holidays

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2021

Expanding the Texas Coast Ecosystem Health Report Card (TEXAS COAST - GULF OF MEXICO)

Report Cards for the Clinton, Detroit, Huron, River Raisin, and Rouge Rivers (DETROIT RIVER - GREAT LAKES, RIVER RAISIN - GREAT LAKES, HURON RIVER - GREAT LAKES, CLINTON RIVER - GREAT LAKES, ROUGE RIVER - GREAT LAKES)

Kwando River Basin Report Card (KWANDO RIVER BASIN - AFRICA)

2020

Rio Grande Resilient Basin Report Card (RIO GRANDE - SOUTHWEST)

Coastal Adaptation Report Card 2021 (MARYLAND - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Darwin Harbour Report Card (DARWIN HARBOUR - AUSTRALIA)

2019

Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources (FLORIDA - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

2018

Development of the Verde River Watershed Report Card (VERDE RIVER - ARIZONA)

Support of Community Engagement Core (SOUTH CAROLINA BEACHES - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

Ministry for the Environment and Climate Change Report Card Training Workshop (GREAT LAKES - NORTH AMERICA)

Offshore Assateague Water Quality (ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS)

Lower Kafue River Basin Report Card Development (KAFUE - AFRICA)

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Expansion (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Future Earth Coasts Partnership (BREMEN - GERMANY)

2017

Tennessee River Basin Report Card (TENNESSEE RIVER - SOUTHEASTERN USA)

2016

Belmont Forum workshop facilitation, support, and communication (WORLDWIDE)

Evaluation of Multi-Year Data Sets to Establish Status and Trends of Environmental Restoration Success in the Everglades (EVERGLADES - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

State of Yucatan Report Card (YUCATAN - GULF OF MEXICO)

Texas Coast Ecosystem Health Report Card (TEXAS COAST - GULF OF MEXICO)

2015

Indian River Lagoon Report Card (INDIAN RIVER - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

The Water Institute of the Gulf: Creation of a synthesis report (COASTAL LOUISIANA - GULF OF MEXICO)

The Water Institute of the Gulf: Creation of conceptual diagrams (COASTAL LOUISIANA - GULF OF MEXICO)

2014

Coral Reef Ecosystem Status Reports (HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO - NORTH PACIFIC, GUAM - NORTH PACIFIC, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - NORTH PACIFIC, FLORIDA KEYS - CARIBBEAN, PACIFIC REMOTE ISLANDS - NORTH PACIFIC, FLOWER GARDEN BANKS - GULF OF MEXICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS - CARIBBEAN, PUERTO RICO - CARIBBEAN)

Georgia Coastal Zone Ecological Report Card (COASTAL GEORGIA - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

WWF UMCES Partnership (ORINOCO RIVER - SOUTH AMERICA, RIO GRANDE - SOUTHWEST, KAFUE - AFRICA, TUUL RIVER - MONGOLIA)

Synthesis of South Atlantic Ecosystem Health Indicators (SOUTH ATLANTIC)

Chesapeake Bay Health Stories (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Willamette River Report Card Development and Production (WILLAMETTE RIVER - PACIFIC COAST)

Expansion of a survey tool to measure behavior change and impacts within watersheds (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

2013

Climate Change Resilience Index (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Design and layout of Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan (MARYLAND - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Development of the Mississippi River Watershed Report Card (MISSISSIPPI RIVER - GULF OF MEXICO)

Lake Tahoe conceptual diagrams (LAKE TAHOE - SOUTHWEST)

Linking Habitat Restoration and Fish Productivity (USA - NORTH AMERICA)

Report Card for Chilika Lake (CHILIKA LAKE - SOUTH ASIA)

Vision for Marismas Nacionales (MEXICO - NORTH AMERICA)

2012

Development of an adaptive survey tool to measure behavior change within watersheds (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Old Woman Creek Report Card (OLD WOMAN CREEK - GREAT LAKES)

Pipe Creek Report Card (PIPE CREEK - GREAT LAKES)

Development of a Reef Resiliency Index (GREAT BARRIER REEF - AUSTRALIA)

SPREP-PIFS: Streamlined environmental reporting (FIJI - SOUTH PACIFIC)

Samoa State of the Environment (SAMOA - SOUTH PACIFIC)

MedPAN Science Communication Products (MEDITERRANEAN)

NOAA Beach Water Quality Prediction Mobile App Development (SOUTH CAROLINA BEACHES - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

2011

Bay of Bengal booklet and policy advisories (BAY OF BENGAL - SOUTH ASIA)

Beach Advisory Decision Making (SOUTH CAROLINA BEACHES - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

Gulf of Mexico Report Card (GULF OF MEXICO)

2010

Baltimore Harbor Ecosystem Status (BALTIMORE HARBOR - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Deep Creek Lake Report Card (DEEP CREEK LAKE - MARYLAND)

Great Barrier Reef Report Card (GREAT BARRIER REEF - AUSTRALIA)

Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition Coordination (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Statistical Hypoxia Models & Forecast in the Gulf of Mexico & Chesapeake Bay (CHESAPEAKE BAY, GULF OF MEXICO)

2009

Nanticoke Tributary Report Card (NANTICOKE RIVER - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Chesapeake Tributary Report Card Standardization (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

Beach Advisory Decision Support Systems (SOUTH CAROLINA BEACHES - SOUTH ATLANTIC)

Patuxent River Report Card (PATUXENT RIVER - CHESAPEAKE BAY)

2008

Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change (ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS)

2006

EcoCheck (CHESAPEAKE BAY)

2002

Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards (MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS)

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2021

Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card 2020 (REPORT CARD)

Local economy indicators coming next year (NEWSLETTER)

2020 Mississippi River Watershed Report Card Methods Document (REPORT)

Creating a resilient river report card and scenario model for the Upper Rio Grande (NEWSLETTER)

Tarjetas de Reporte para los Observatorios Costeros (REPORT)

2020

2020 Mississippi River Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Coral reef condition : A status report for U.S. Coral Reefs (REPORT)

2020 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Atlantic Jurisdictions (REPORT)

Lower Kafue River Basin 2019 Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Evaluating Transdisciplinary Approaches (NEWSLETTER)

Kwando River Basin Report Card Stakeholder Workshop Summary (NEWSLETTER)

2019 Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Coral reef condition: A status report for Florida's coral reef (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for Puerto Rico (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Flower Garden Banks (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the U.S. Virgin Islands (REPORT)

2019 Gulf of Mexico Coral Reef Preliminary Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2020 Verde River Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2019

Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (NEWSLETTER)

Understanding Responses to Global Change (NEWSLETTER)

2018 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Texas Coast Ecosystem Health Report Card 2019 (REPORT CARD)

2018 Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Verde River Watershed Report Card 2nd Newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

2012-2017 Everglades Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Healthy Rivers for All (BROCHURE)

2018

2018 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Pacific Jurisdictions (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for Guam (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Hawaiian Archipelago (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Northern Mariana Islands (REPORT)

Coral reef condition: A status report for the Pacific Remote Islands (REPORT)

IAN Report Card 2017 (REPORT CARD)

Using Basin Report Cards to support the TDA/SAP process (NEWSLETTER)

Transforming our coastal futures through partnerships to foster sustainability (NEWSLETTER)

Healthy Rivers for All (BROCHURE)

Yucatán State Report Card 2017 (REPORT CARD)

2017 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

How to develop and report on performance measures in the Great Lakes (NEWSLETTER)

Tennessee River Basin Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Tennessee River Basin Report Card Methods Document (REPORT)

2017

2016 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Greater Everglades region ecosystem health workshop (NEWSLETTER)

Lake Okeechobee ecosystem health workshop (NEWSLETTER)

Northern Estuaries ecosystem health workshop (NEWSLETTER)

Southern Coastal Systems ecosystem health workshop (NEWSLETTER)

Integration & Application Network Strategic Plan 2017-2022 (REPORT)

Practitioner's Guide to Developing River Basin Report Cards (REPORT)

Using indicators for improved water resources management (REPORT)

Assessing bacterial levels in Charleston Harbor (NEWSLETTER)

Assessing bacterial levels in Charleston Harbor (NEWSLETTER)

Exploring Everglades ecosystem health (NEWSLETTER)

Researchers and stakeholders address coastal vulnerability and freshwater security (NEWSLETTER)

Report cards and system dynamics modelling (NEWSLETTER)

2016

Upper Mississippi River Conference 2016 Action Agenda (NEWSLETTER)

Assessing the health of the Indian River Lagoon (NEWSLETTER)

Costa del Estado de Yucatán (NEWSLETTER)

Yucatan State Coast (BROCHURE)

Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Land and bay perspectives (REPORT)

Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Bay perspectives (REPORT)

Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Land perspectives (REPORT)

Massive Algal Bloom Leads to Record Fish Kill (BROCHURE)

2015

America's Watershed Initiative Report Card for the Mississippi River (REPORT)

2015 Willamette River Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Coastal wetlands will become less resilient (POSTER)

Willamette River Report Card 2015 (REPORT)

Mississippi River Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

Report Card Review (REPORT)

State of the South Atlantic 2015 (REPORT CARD)

Model Results and Software Comparisons in Myrtle Beach, SC Using Virtual Beach and R Regression Toolboxes (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

2014

Gulf of Kachchh: A Framework for the Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment (REPORT)

Model Performance Results in Myrtle Beach, SC Using Virtual Beach and R Regression Software (CONFERENCE ARTICLE)

America's Watershed Initiative Mississippi River Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Mississippi River Report Card whole watershed report card workshop newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

Missouri River Basin report card workshop newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

Arkansas River and Red River Basins report card workshop newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

Baltimore's Annual Healthy Harbor Report Card: 2013 (REPORT CARD)

2013 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Lower Mississippi River Basin report card workshop newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment (REPORT)

Catoctin Mountain Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment (REPORT)

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment (REPORT)

Ohio River Basin report card workshop newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

2013

Upper Mississippi River Sub-Basin report card workshop newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

2012 Chilika Lake ecosystem health report card (REPORT CARD)

2012 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic non-tidal stream indicators (REPORT)

More habitat means more fish (BROCHURE)

Assessing Progress (REPORT)

Stakeholder Engagement (REPORT)

2012 Old Woman Creek Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2012 Pipe Creek Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2012

Assateague Island is Changing (BROCHURE)

Rising to the Challenge (NEWSLETTER)

Healthy Harbor Report Card (REPORT CARD)

A vision for America's Great Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)

A vision for effective and streamlined reporting in the Pacific (NEWSLETTER)

Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment (BOOK)

Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years (REPORT CARD)

Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years (Samoan) (REPORT CARD)

Bacteria sampling and data analysis protocol addendum for Mid-Atlantic tidal tributary indicators (REPORT)

2011

Baltimore Harbor's Ecological and Human Health: 2010 (REPORT CARD)

State of Baltimore Harbor's Ecological and Human Health: 2010 (REPORT)

A vision for the Gulf of Mexico Report Card (NEWSLETTER)

Gulf of Mexico Report Card Initiative (REPORT)

Great Barrier Reef Report Card Summary - 2009 Baseline (REPORT CARD)

Great Barrier Reef Report Card Regional Summaries - 2009 Baseline (REPORT CARD)

Great Barrier Reef Technical Report Card - 2009 Baseline (REPORT CARD)

2010 Chester River Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic tidal tributary indicators (REPORT)

Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2010 (REPORT CARD)

Deep Creek Lake Baseline Condition Assessment (NEWSLETTER)

Deep Creek Lake Baseline Assessment Report (REPORT)

Successful Integration Efforts in Water Quality From the Integrated Ocean Observing System Regional Associations and the National Water Quality Monitoring Network (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

2010

2009 Sassafras River Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Expanding the diversity of the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition (POSTER)

2009 Nanticoke River Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Blue Crab Status Report (NEWSLETTER)

Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay: A Retrospective (NEWSLETTER)

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2009 (REPORT CARD)

2009 Chester River Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2009 (REPORT CARD)

A Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Report Cards (NEWSLETTER)

Chapter 10: Spatial analysis: Making maps and using spatial analyses (BOOK CHAPTER)

Improvements to Shellfish Harvest Area Closure Decision Making Using GIS, Remote Sensing, and Predictive Models (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

2009

Research findings for key bay fisheries species (NEWSLETTER)

2008 Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

2008 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2008 Severn River report card (REPORT CARD)

2008

Spatial and temporal variability of ribotyping results at a small watershed in South Carolina (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

2004

Assessing photoinduced toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an urbanized estuary (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

2003

Using multiple antibiotic resistance and land use characteristics to determine sources of fecal coliform bacterial pollutiion (JOURNAL ARTICLE)