|Derek K. Gray|
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
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)
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:
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
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
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.
“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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