Derek Gray

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Biology Waterloo, Ontario dgray@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2500

Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I completed my PhD at Queen's University in 2011 where I studied how lakes on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay have recovered after being damaged by acidification. I then conducted my postdoctoral training at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of Californ...

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Bio/Research

I completed my PhD at Queen's University in 2011 where I studied how lakes on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay have recovered after being damaged by acidification. I then conducted my postdoctoral training at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My postdoctoral research examined the impacts of climate change on one of the world's largest and most fascinating lakes, Lake Baikal, Siberia. Prior to coming to Laurier, I worked at California University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

Aquatic communities are facing a variety of environmental stressors including climate change, increased nutrient levels, pollution, acidification, and invasive species introductions. While the impacts of these interacting stressors are being studied extensively, our ability to accurately forecast the response of communities to environmental change remains poor. My research aims to understand and predict the impacts of short- and long-term environmental change on aquatic communities. I use a mix of field and laboratory experiments, synoptic surveys, and time-series analyses in my research.


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