I am a conservation biologist and quantitative wildlife ecologist.
Broadly my research focus is global change biology, with an emphasis on forecasting the impacts of land use and climate change on species and ecosystems for natural resource management and conservation. My work aims to use quantitative approaches to advance conservation.
My skill set spans conservation biology; spatial ecology; ecological statistics, including teaching the subject; R programming for customized analyses; and advanced geographic information systems applications. I prioritize stakeholder collaboration, and have consulted with several conservation non-profits to provide analyses that informed conservation planning and project implementation.
Harris, N., Garshong, R., and M. Gray. 2017. Distinct isotopic signatures reveal effect of ecoregion on small mammals of Ghana. Journal of Mammalogy. PDF
Gray, M., C. C. Wilmers, S. E. Reed, and A. M. Merenlender. 2016. Evaluating connectivity models using puma occurrence data in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Landscape and Urban Planning 147:50-58. PDF.
Gray, M., J. M. Klip, A. R. Krohn, R. A. Marsh, and L. A. McGinnis. 2014. The Big bad wolf or a symbol of the American wilderness? National Science Foundation, National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. PDF.
Honors and Awards
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012 - 2015. Validating species distribution model predictions: the importance of human land use.