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.
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.