Gray, Dr. Lawrence J.
Title:
Professor of Biology
Office:
SB 242V
Phone:
(801) 863-8558
Fax:
(801) 863-8064
Mail Code:
299
Last Updated: 11/19/14 -
Professor of Biology

Dr. Gray has been at UVU since 1998.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Zoology, Arizona State University, 1980

M.S. in Zoology, Colorado State University, 1976

B.S. in Biology, Wichita State University, 1974


CERTIFICATION

Certified Senior Ecologist, Ecological Society of America
(2007-present)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

      Ecological Society of America

      Society for Freshwater Science


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Member, Water Quality & Fisheries subcommittee,
              Spanish Fork River Coordinated Resource
              Management Committee
Member, Farmington Bay/Great Salt Lake Wetlands
              Technical Advisory Committee
Consultant, Utah Division of Water Quality
Consultant, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

RESEARCH INTERESTS : 
My current research primarily concerns monitoring of aquatic macroinvertebrate populations for pollution impacts and long-term effects of land-use changes in streams and wetlands.  An additional  listing of research activities is described at http://research.uvu.edu/Gray/

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
  • Gray, L. J. 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. “Macroinvertebrates and Zooplankton as indicators of water quality of the Great Salt Lakes Wetlands.”  Completion reports for the Great Salt Lakes Wetlands Program, Utah Division of Water Quality, Dept. of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Gray, L. J. 2012.  Macroinvertebrates of the Willard Spur Wetlands: Literature Review and Results of Sampling in 2011.  Prepared for the Willard Spur Steering Committee and Science Panel and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality.

    Gray, L. J. 2013.  Macroinvertebrate and Zooplankton Communities of the Willard Spur Wetlands: Results of 2012 Sampling.  Prepared for the Willard Spur Steering Committee and Science Panel and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality.

    Gray, L. J. 2010, 2011, 2012.  “Impact of Spring Development on the Macroinvertebrate Communities of Elk Spring and Spring 89-61.”  Completion reports for the North Emery Special Water Users Assoc., Cleveland, Utah.

    Gray, L. J. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.  “Macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality in the streams of the Uinta National Forest.”  Completion  reports for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Gray, L. J. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010. “Macroinvertebrate    Sampling and Analysis Studies in the Spanish Fork River Drainage Basin.”   Completion reports for the TMDL Program, Utah Division of Water Quality, Dept. of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Gray, L. J. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010. “Macroinvertebrate Sampling and Analysis Studies in the Weber River Drainage Basin.”  Completion reports for the TMDL Program, Utah Division of Water Quality, Dept. of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Gray, L. J. 2009 & 2010. “Macroinvertebrate Sampling and Analysis Studies in the  Provo River downstream from Jordanelle Dam. Completion reports for the Utah     Division of Water Quality, Dept. of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, Utah.    

    Gray, L. J. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009.  “Mitigation of Macroinvertebrate    Communities in the Cow Canyon Springs water development project, Ashley National    Forest.”  Completion reports for the Ashley National Forest, Vernal, Utah; U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bountiful, Utah; Upper Country Water District, Altonah, Utah; and Frontier Corp., Providence, Utah.

  • Gray, L. J. 2004. Changes in water quality and macroinvertebrate communities resulting from urban stormflows in the Provo River, Utah, USA. Hydrobiologia 518: 33-46.
  • Dodds, W. K., M. A. Evans-White, N. M. Gerlanc, L. Gray, D. A. Gudder, M. J. Kemp, A. L. Lopez, P. J. Mulholland, D. Stagliano, E. A. Strauss, J. L. Tank, M. R. Whiles, and W. M Wolheim. 2001. Quantification of the nitrogen cycle in a prairie stream. Ecosystems 3: 574-589.  
  • Evans-White, M., W. K. Dodds, L. J. Gray, and K. M Fritz. 2001. A comparison of the trophic ecology of crayfish Orconectes nais (Faxon) and Orconectes neglectus (Faxon) and central stonerollers Campostoma anomalum (Rafinesque) in a tallgrass prairie stream. Hydrobiologia 462: 131-144.  
  • Gray, L. J., W. K. Dodds, G. L. Macpherson, and J. K. Koelliker. 1998.Hydrology and Aquatic Chemistry of Kings Creek, Konza Prairie. Chapter 10 in: Knapp, A. K, J. M. Briggs, D. C. Hartnett, and S. L. Collins (editors). Grassland Dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. Oxford University Press.
  • Gray, L. J., and W. K. Dodds. 1998. Aquatic Biota of Kings Creek, Konza Prairie. Chapter 11 in: Knapp, A. K, J. M. Briggs, D. C. Hartnett, and S. L. Collins (editors). Grassland Dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. Oxford University Press.

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Recent Peer Reviews

“Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling at Fish Spring National Wildlife Refuge: Diverse Needs for Migratory, Wintering and Breeding Waterfowl, Wading Birds, Shorebirds, and Other Priority Species.”  US  Fish & Wildlife Service Region 6, Lima, MT.  January 2014.

"Effects of urbanization on adult odonates (Insecta: Odonata) in central Brazilian Amazonia."  Landscape and Urban Planning, January 2014.

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Current Courses

BIOL 3700:  General Ecology (Fall)

ZOOL 3200:  Invertebrate Zoology (Fall & Spring)

BIOL 4000:  Freshwater Ecology (Summer)

BIOL 2500:  Environmental Biology (Spring)

BIOL 1010:  General Biology (Fall & Spring)

 

Previous Faculty Appointments

Professor of Biology, Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas; 1984-1997.

Instructor of Natural Science, St. Mary of the Plains College, Dodge City, KS,1983-1984.

Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology, Department of EPO Biology, U. of Colorado, Boulder; 1982

 

Other Courses taught at some point in the past 30+ years:

Limnology, Stream Ecology, Microbiology, Animal Behavior, Ichthyology, Ornithology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Comparative Embryology, Genetics, Physical Science