Researcher Profile

Mart R. Gross

Job Title: Professor of Conservation Biology
Employer: University of Toronto
Place of Birth: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Azilda Grade School
High School attended: Chelmsford High School
Further Education: Queen's University (B.Sc. - Biology), University of Utah (Ph.D. - Biology).
Geographic focus of research: Ontario, British Columbia, Norway, Japan

Brief synopsis of current research:
We study issues in the conservation biology of fishes through research on their evolution, ecology, behaviour and genetics. Our research is conducted with: wild sunfishes at our field station on Lake Opinicon, Ontario; wild, hatchery and farmed salmon in Ontario, British Columbia, Norway and the USA; aquarium populations of tropical fish in our Toronto facility; and through theoretical modelling. We are also working on exotic fishes and how they impact native species.

Recent Publications:

Neff, B.D., P. Fu, and M.R. Gross. 1999. Microsatellite evolution in sunfish (Centrarchidae). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 56: 1198-1205.

Dodson, J., J. Gibson, R. Cunjak, K. Friedland, C. Garcia de Leaniz, M. Gross, B. Newbury, J. Nielsen, M. Power and S.Roy. 1998. Elements in the development of a conservation plan for Atlantic salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55 (Suppl. 1): 312-323.

Gross, M.R. 1998. One species with two biologies: Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the wild and in aquaculture. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55 (Suppl. 1): 131-144.

Gross, M.R. and J.Repka. 1998. Stability and inheritance in the conditional strategy. Journal of Theoretical Biology 192: 445-453.

Cargnelli, L. and M.R. Gross. 1996. The temporal dimension in fish recruitment: birth date, body size, and size-dependent survival in a sunfish (Bluegill: Lepomis macrochirus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53: 360-367.

Canada is a leader in aquatic research and there are many opportunities for students to become involved.