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Dr. Gary Grossman

Professor, Animal Ecology

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Campus address

Warnell 1-113
Lab Location:
Warnell 3-222
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BS University California, Berkeley
Ecology and Limnology University California, Davis


Research Areas Detail:

I am interested in all levels of vertebrate ecology and specialize in assemblage and population dynamics, habitat selection and behavior. See my personal website for more information

Recent Citations:

Out of a total of 122 publications.

99.  Grossman, G.D. & J.L. Sabo. 2010. Incorporating environmental variation into models of community stability: examples from stream fish assemblages.  Community Ecology of Stream Fishes, Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. 73:407-426. 

100. Grossman, G.D., Ratajczak, R.E., Farr, M.D. Wagner, C.M., & J. T. Petty. 2010. Why there are fewer fish upstream. Community Ecology of Stream Fishes, Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. 73:63-81.

101. Grossman, G.D. & J.L. Sabo. 2010. Structure and dynamics of stream fish assemblages: a commentary. Community Ecology of Stream Fishes, Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. 73:401-405.

102. Gotelli, N. Dorazio, R, Ellison, A. & G. D. Grossman. 2010. Detecting temporal trends in species assemblages with randomization procedures and hierarchical models. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 365:3621-3631

103. Almeida, D., Almodóvar, A., Nicolac, G., Elvira, B. & G. Grossman. 2012. Trophic plasticity  of invasive juvenile largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides in  Iberian streams. Fisheries Res. 113:153-158.

104.  Almeida, D. & G. D. Grossman. 2012.  The utility of direct observational methods for assessing competitive interactions between invasive and native freshwater fishes. Fisheries Manage. & Ecol.19:157-166.

105. Grossman, G.D., Nuhfer, A. Zorn, T. Sundin, G. & G. Alexander. 2012. Population regulation of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in Hunt Creek Michigan: a 50-year study. Freshwat. Biol. 57:1434-1448.

106. Wagner, C. M. & G. D. Grossman. 2013. Input matching and patch use by native and invasive minnows. Ecol. Freshwat Fish 22:55-65.

107. Martelo, J., Grossman, G. &  Filomena Magalhaes. 2013. Extrinsic and intrinsic factors influence daily activity of a Mediterranean cyprinid. Ecol. Freshwat. Fish 22:307-316

108. Anglin, Z. W. & G. D. Grossman. 2013. Microhabitat use by southern brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in a headwater North Carolina stream. Ecol. Freshwat. Fish 22:567-577

109.  Elkins, D. & G. D. Grossman. 2014. Invasive rainbow trout affect habitat use feeding efficiency and social behavior of warpaint shiners. Invas. Biol.16:919-933.

110. Grossman, G.D. 2014. Not all drift feeders are trout: a short review of fitness-based habitat selection models for fishes. Environ. Biol. Fish. 97:465-473

111. Grossman, G.D. 2014. Improving the reviewing process in ecology and evolutionary biology. Animal Biodiv.& Con.37:101-105.

112. Almeida, D. & G. D. Grossman. 2014. Regulated small rivers as nursery areas for invasive largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides in Iberian waters. Aquat. Conserv.24:805-817

113. Martelo, J., Grossman, G. & F. Magalhaes. 2014 Habitat patchiness affects distribution and microhabitat use of endangered Mira chub Squalius torgalensis (Actinopterygii, Cypriniformes) Hydrobiol. 732:93-109.

114. Grossman, G. & E. Watson. 2015. The use of original music videos to teach natural history.  J. Nat. Hist. Ed. & Exp.: 9: 1-7.

115. Grossman, G.D., Sundin,G. & R. Ratajczak. 2016. Long-term persistence, density-dependence and effects of climate change on rosyside dace (cyprinidae). Freshwat. Biol. 61: 832–847.

116. Grossman, G.D. 2016. Predation on fishes in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta: current knowledge and future directions. San Fran. Est. Watershed Sci. 14(2): 23 pp.

117.  Grossman, G.D. “A river between us”.  Am. Biol. Teach. 78:531  

118. Grossman, G.D., Orth, D. & J. Neuswanger. 2016. Innovative Approaches to Fisheries Education. Fisheries 41: 450-457.

119. Grossman, G.D., & T. Richards. Active learning via student karaoke videos. Int. J. Teach. Learn. Higher Ed. 28:204-217.

120. Grossman, G.D. 2016. The 21st century university course syllabus.… .

121.Grossman, G.D., A six step guide to writing and publishing a scientific paper.… .

Teaching, Outreach & Service


I have been a faculty member at UGA since 1981 and currently teach a large undergraduate course in Natural History of Georgia and Research Methods for Graduate Students. I am interested in innovative approaches to STEM pedagogy.

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