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Personal Biography of Chris Grue, Ph.D.

Dr. Chris Grue is Associate Professor and Leader of the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit within the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Grue received a Bachelors degree in biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master's degree in biology from Northern Arizona University, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University. Dr. Grue's research is focused on the effects of environmental contaminants on fish and wildlife and their habitats. Dr. Grue began his career as a Research Wildlife Biologist in the Environmental Contaminant Research Branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, where he conducted research on the effects of environmental contaminants on songbirds and the effects of agricultural chemicals on the quality of prairie wetlands for adult and juvenile waterfowl.

Dr. Grue's research and that of his graduate students at the University of Washington has focused on the efficacy and non-target effects of chemical and biological pest control within aquatic environments with an emphasis in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. Recent studies include comparisons in the toxicity among active ingredients, formulated products and tank mixes (end products), effects of Bti control of mosquitoes on aquatic invertebrate communities, and the effects of pesticides in surface waters on the survival and reproduction of salmonids. He teaches a class in fish and wildlife toxicology.

Dr. Grue is an active member the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and the Wildlife Society and frequently serves on advisory panels dealing with pesticides and other environmental contaminants. He has recently served on FIFRA Science Advisory Panels, the Five-year Review Committee for the USGS's Contaminant Biology Program, and the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, and was recently appointed to the External Advisory Group for the Washington Department of Ecology dealing with the agency's permit for aquatic weed control and eradication.


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