Derek K. Gray

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Curriculum Vitae 

 

EMPLOYMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ECOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.

Postdoctoral Associate (2012-current)

Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie Hampton


EDUCATION

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Biology (2008-2011)
Advisor: Dr. Shelley Arnott
 
GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Master of Science in Conservation Biology and Resource Management (2005-2007)
Advisor: Dr. Hugh MacIsaac

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (2000-2004)
 

FUNDING AWARDS 

Name of Award

Value (Can$)

Type

Period Held

E.G. Bauman Fellowship

15000

Institutional

2010/09-2011/09

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarshp 

35000/year

National

2008/05-2010/05

Dean’s Travel Grant for Doctoral Research

3000

Institutional

2009

Queen’s University Graduate Award

4900

Institutional

2008/01-2008/04

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship-M

17500/year

National

2005/05-2007/03

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)

15000/year

Provincial

2005/05-2006/05

Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (declined)

15000/year

Provincial

2005/05-2006/05

University of Windsor Tuition Scholarship

5316 (2 years)

Institutional

2005/01-2007/12

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire Scholarship in Ecology

1000

Provincial

2004/01 – 2004/04

Andrew Douglas Bowlby Award in Biology (second time)

500

Institutional

2004/01 – 2004/04

Windsor Port Authority – Jack Atchison Award for Environmental Sciences

1000

Institutional

2003/01 – 2003/04

Andrew Douglas Bowlby Award in Biology (first time)

500

Institutional

2003/01 – 2003/04

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Teaching assistantships:


Queen’s University, Ecology of stressed and recovering lakes (field course), 2011

Queen’s University, Biol-243, Data management and analysis, 2009, 2010, 2011

Queen’s University, Biol-103, Introduction to biology of organisms, 2008, 2009

University of Windsor, 55-140 Biological diversity, Winter 2006

University of Windsor, 55-141 Cell biology, Fall 2006


Supervision of undergraduate research:


Diana Zeng (2011). Queen’s University. Measuring outward dispersal of zooplankton from lakes using wind socks and sterile microhabitats.


Kimberley Lemmen (2010). Queen’s University. Using resurrection ecology as a tool to evaluate the recovery of acid-damaged Killarney Provincial Park lakes.


Theresa Patenaude (2008). Queen’s University.
Humans as dispersal vectors for zooplankton, and possible implications for recovery from acidification, in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.


Lectures:


Biol 410, Ecology of Lakes and Streams, Department of Biology, Queen’s University. February, 2010. Title: “Factors controlling the structure of freshwater zooplankton communities” Instructor: Shelley Arnott.


Bio307/407, Ecology of Stressed and Recovering Ecosystems. Ontario field course, Department of Biology, Queen’s University. 2009. Title: "The recovery of Killarney Park zooplankton communities from acidification" Instructor: Shelley Arnott.


REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

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Gray, D.K. and S.E. Arnott. 2012. The role of dispersal levels, Allee effects, and community resistance as zooplankton communities respond to environmental change. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 1216–1224. pdf

Gray, D.K., S.E. Arnott, J.A. Shead, and A.M. Derry. 2012. The recovery of acid-damaged zooplankton communities in Canadian Lakes: the relative importance of environmental variables, biotic variables, and dispersal. Freshwater Biology  57: 741-758. pdf icon

Gray, D.K. and S.E. Arnott 2011. The interplay between environmental conditions and Allee effects during the recovery of stressed zooplankton communities. Ecological Applications 21: 2652-2663. PDF 

Gray, D.K. and S.E. Arnott. 2011. Does dispersal limitation impact the recovery of zooplankton communities damaged by a regional stressor? Ecological Applications 21: 1241-1256. PDF                                                                                                                                  
Gray, D.K. and H.J. MacIsaac. 2010. Diapausing zooplankton eggs remain viable despite exposure to open-ocean ballast water exchange: evidence from in-situ exposure experiments. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 417-426. PDF  

Gray, D.K, and S.E. Arnott. 2009. Recovery of acid damaged zooplankton communities: measurement, extent, and limiting factors. Environmental Reviews 17: 81-99. PDF 

J.R. Muirhead, D.K. Gray, D.W. Kelly, S.M. Ellis, D.D. Heath and H. J. MacIsaac. 2008. Identifying the source of species invasions: sampling intensity vs. genetic diversity. Molecular Ecology 17: 1020-1035  PDF

Bailey, S.A., D.W. Kelly, D.K. Gray, N. Kanavillil, and H.J. MacIsaac. 2008. Nonindigenous species in Lake Erie: A chronicle of established and projected aquatic invaders. Pages 579-603. In: Checking the Pulse of Lake Erie. M. Munawar and R. Heath (eds.), Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, Burlington, ON. PDF 

Gray, D.K., T.H. Johengen, D.F. Reid and H.J. MacIsaac. 2007. Efficacy of open-ocean ballast water exchange as a means of preventing invertebrate invasions between freshwater ports. Limnology and Oceanography 52: 2386-2397 PDF 

Gray, D.K., I.C. Duggan, and H.J. MacIsaac. 2006. Can sodium hypochlorite reduce the risk of species introductions from diapausing invertebrate eggs in non-ballasted ships? Marine Pollution Bulletin 52: 689-695 PDF 

Gray, D.K., S.A. Bailey, I.C. Duggan, and H.J. MacIsaac. 2005. Viability of invertebrate diapausing eggs exposed to saltwater: implications for Great Lakes’ ship ballast management. Biological Invasions 7: 531-539 PDF  

Duggan, I.C., S.A. Bailey, R.I. Colautii, D.K. Gray, J.C. Makarewicz & H.J. MacIsaac. 2003. Biological invasions in Lake Ontario: past, present and future. Pages 541-557 in: M. Munawar (ed.) State of Lake Ontario: Past, Present and Future. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, the Netherlands. PDF 

Grigorovich, I.A., A.V. Korniushin, D.K. Gray, I.C. Duggan, R.I. Colautti, and H.J. MacIsaac. 2003. Lake Superior: an invasion coldspot? Hydrobiologia 499: 191-210. PDF    

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (*presenter)

Gray, D.K.*, Izmest’eva, L., and Hampton. S.E. Long-term changes in the depth distribution of Lake Baikal plankton: a consequence of warming? Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2013.

Gray, D.K.*, Linley, R.D., Yan, N.D., Keller, W., and Arnott, S.E. Using two-phased species-time relationships to separate ecological dynamics from census error in the assessment of stressed communities. 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Austin, Texas, August, 2011.  

Gray, D.K.*, and Arnott, S.E. The interplay between local environmental conditions and Allee effects in determining the population growth and establishment of a zooplankton species impacted by a regional stressor. Canadian Council for Fisheries Research and the Society of Canadian Limnologists meeting. Toronto, Ontario, January 2011

Lemmen, K.D.*, Gray, D.K., and Arnott, S.E. Species turnover of Daphnia in lakes of central Ontario. Canadian Council for Fisheries Research and the Society of Canadian Limnologists meeting. Toronto, Ontario, January 2011   Gray, D.K.*, and Arnott, S.E. Does dispersal limitation impact the recovery of zooplankton communities damaged by a regional stressor? 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 2010.  

Gray, D.K.*, and Arnott, S.E. Dispersal and local environmental conditions interact to determine the probability of reestablishment for zooplankton species impacted by a regional stressor. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Conference 2010. Quebec City, Quebec, May 2010.  

Gray, D.K.*, and Arnott, S.E. The role of dispersal in the recovery of acid-damaged zooplankton communities: sources of colonists for recovering lakes and the relative importance of regional vs. local variables. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Conference 2009. Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 2009.  

Gray, D.K., Johengen, T.H., Reid, D.F.* & MacIsaac, H.J. Biological effectiveness of open-ocean ballast exchange for preventing invertebrate invasions between freshwater ports. 15th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. Nijmegen, The Netherlands. September 2007  

Gray, D.K., Johengen, T.H., Reid, D.F. & MacIsaac, H.J*. Can open-ocean ballast exchange prevent invasions between freshwater ports? 5th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions. Cambridge, Massachusetts., U.S.A. May 2007  

Gray, D.K.*, van Overdijk, C.D.A., Johengen, T.H., Reid, D.F. & MacIsaac, H.J. Does open-ocean ballast exchange prevent the transfer of invertebrates between freshwater ports? 14th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. Key Biscayne, Florida, U.S.A. May 2006  

Gray, D.K.*, van Overdijk, C.D.A., Johengen, T.H., Reid, D.F. & MacIsaac, H.J. Does open-ocean ballast exchange reduce the risk of future Great Lakes’ introductions from transoceanic vessels? 49th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Windsor, ON, Canada. May 2006  

Gray, D.K.*, Bailey, S.A., Duggan, I.C. & MacIsaac, H.J. Viability of invertebrate diapausing eggs exposed to saltwater: implications for Great Lakes’ ship ballast management. 13th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. September 2004.  

Gray, D.K.*, Duggan, I.C., Bailey, S.A. & MacIsaac, H.J. Can partial ballast exchange reduce the viability of resting stages in the ballast tanks of NOBOB Ships? 46th Conference on Great Lakes Research. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. June 2003.

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

“The lakes of Killarney show acid rain recovery.” CBC Radio Sudbury, Morning North Feature, July 2010 (8 minutes 27 seconds).

“The Great Lakes ballast water research project.” Jo Tankers Journal, Volume 75, March 2006.

 

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Reviewer for Ecological Applications, Limnology and Oceanography, PLoS One, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Plankton Research, Journal of Great Lakes Research, and Marine Pollution Bulletin

 

RECENT UNIVERSITY SERVICE AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Organizer, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Roundtable Seminar Series (2012, 2013). Recruited speakers, advertised talks, and set up the NCEAS lounge for seminars and discussions.

Classroom Scientist, Kids Do Ecology Outreach Program, PeaBody Charter School and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (2012). Visited a local grade 5 classroom over several weeks to introduce students to the scientific method and a career in science.

Elected student representative (Biology), Queen’s University Society for Graduate and Professional Students (2011). Tasked with representing the interests of biology graduate students in student government.

Committee member, Senate Committee for Scholarships and Student Aid, Queen’s University (2009-2010). Assisted with the evaluation of policies and procedures for scholarships and student aid aimed at graduate and undergraduate students.

Committee member, Committee for the Evaluation of Summer Work Experience Job Proposals, Queen’s University (2010). Assisted with the evaluation of proposals for positions in the student Summer Work Experience Program.

Committee member, Evaluation of upper year undergraduate scholarship applications, Queen’s University (2009). Assisted with evaluating applications for internal scholarships for upper year undergraduate students.

Program Leader, Kingston Junior Naturalists (2009-2010). Responsible for designing and implementing interactive lessons to teach students in grades 5-8 about science and nature. Group meetings occurred every two weeks throughout the school year and lasted 3 hours each.

Co-organizer, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seminar series (2009-2010). Assisted with recruiting speakers, advertising talks, and setting up the conference room for the EEB seminar series at Queen’s.

 


 

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