Alumna: Grigg

 




Emma K. Grigg

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Geology, Alfred University

Present Address:
Alfred University
Division of Environmental Studies and Geology
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Phone: (607) 871-2604

Email: spam free email link to Emma Grigg

Degrees:

2008: University of California, Davis - Ph.D., Integrative Ecology

1998: San Francisco State University - M.A. Biology (Behavior and Physiology)

1988: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec - B.A. English Literature/Anthropology

Research Interests:

My primary research interests are the use of GIS and spatial analyses to study factors influencing movement, behavior, population dynamics and habitat selection in mammals, particularly in the marine environment.  My dissertation research involved assessing environmental influences on habitat use by a large marine predator, in an environment subject to high levels of anthropogenic disturbance.  I have worked on environmental impact studies involving marine mammals in coastal waters, primarily in and around the San Francisco Bay, California.  My Masters degree was in animal behavior and physiology, where the subject of my thesis research was bottlenose dolphin ecology off the coast of Belize, Central America.  I continue to do biological consulting on anthropogenic influences on harbor seals in San Francisco Bay, and am currently working towards expanding my own research experience to include GIS-based studies of environmental factors influencing the distribution and habitat selection of terrestrial mammals.

Recent Publications and Presentations:

Grigg, E.K., Klimley, A.P, Allen, S.G., Markowitz, H. and Elliott-Fisk, D. (in press) Spatial and seasonal relationships between Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) and their prey, at multiple scales. Fishery Bulletin.

Grigg, E.K, Allen, S.G., Klimley, A.P., Green, D.E., Markowitz, H., and Elliott-Fisk, D. (in preparation) Applying three predictive models to underwater habitat selection by harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in an urbanized estuary.

Grigg, E.K., Allen, S.G., Green, D.E., Markowtiz, H., Klimley, A.P., and Elliott-Fisk, D. (in preparation) Environmental correlates of Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) population trends in an urbanized estuary.

Grigg, E.K., Allen, S.G., Green, D.E., and Markowitz, H. (2004) Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) population trends in the San Francisco Bay estuary, 1970-2002.  California Fish and Game 90(2):  51-70.

Grigg, E.K., Green, D.E., Allen, S.G., Markowitz, H. (2002) Diurnal and nocturnal haul out patterns of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) at Castro Rocks, San Francisco Bay, California. California Fish and Game 88 (1).

Grigg, E.K., Green, D.E., Allen, S.G., Markowitz, H. An analysis of relationships between environmental variables and harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) haul out patterns at Castro Rocks, San Francisco Bay, CA. The Wildlife Society Western Section Annual Meeting, Feb. 22-24, 2001. Sacramento, CA.

Grigg, E.K., Green, D.E., Allen, S.G., Nickel, B., Markowitz, H. and Gulland, F. Overview of current monitoring of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in San Francisco Bay, CA. 6th Biennial Conference on Research in the Gulf of Farallones. San Francisco, CA, October 2001.

Grigg, E.K., Green, D.E., Allen, S. and Markowitz, H. The Richmond Bridge Harbor Seal Survey. 8th Annual Wildlife Medicine Symposium, University of California, Davis, CA. January 2002.

Nickel, B., Grigg, E.K., Green, D.E., Allen, S.G., and Markowitz, H. Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) distribution, movement, and foraging within San Francisco Bay, California. 4th Annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium. San Francisco, CA, January 26, 2002.

Nickel, B., Grigg, E.K., Green, D.E., Markowitz, H., and Allen, S.G. Should I stay or should I go?: Monitoring Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) movement and site use in and around the San Francisco Estuary. California and World Ocean 2002: revisiting and revising California’s ocean agenda. Santa Barbara, CA. October 2002.

Grigg, E.K., Nickel, B., Green, D.E., Allen, S., and Markowitz, H. Spatial analysis of habitat use patterns of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in San Francisco Bay, California. 2nd Workshop for GIS and Remote Sensing for Marine Mammal Scientists, Society for Marine Mammalogy Biennial Conference, Vancouver, CA. November 2001.

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