HPC MSU
Name:Michael T Gray (Toby)
Associated Centers:Geosystems Research Institute
Position:Support Staff
Email: toby@gri.msstate.edu
Office:High Performance Computing Building, 11-A
Office Phone:(662) 325-7642

Biography:I grew up in the small towns of Sylva and Hillsborough, North Carolina. My undergraduate degree is in English from UNC-Chapel Hill. After sixteen years of landscaping, working my way up from laborer to sole proprietor of a small business, I moved to Mississippi to obtain graduate degrees in Landscape Architecture (2010) and Geospatial Science(2015) from Mississippi State University. My work as Research Professor at GRI involves cooperative science applications for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. As Geomatics Coordinator for the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative, I apply numerous spatial data products to generate a "blueprint," or landscape conservation design, to inform conservation of priority ecological systems at a regional (multi-state) scale.

Research Interest: I am interested in ecological systems and how they are managed. My focus is mostly on the vegetation of fire-adapted landscapes, particularly southeastern forests and prairies.

Hobbies:I enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, and playing guitar.

Publications: Gray, M. T., Evans, K. O., & Jones-Farrand, D. T. (2017). Landscape-scale Geospatial Assessment of Open Pine and Natural Grassland Condition for Northern Bobwhite in the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks. Joint Quail Conference: 23rd Annual National Bobwhite Technical Committee Meeting and Eighth National Quail Symposium. Knoxville, TN: Quail 8. [Document]

Gray, M. T., Evans, K. O., & Jones-Farrand, T. (2015). A Rapid Ecological Assessment of Open Pine Woodland and Savanna Systems in the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative. 69th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Asheville, NC: Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Gray, M. T., & Evans, K. O. (2015). A Rapid Ecological Assessment of Open Pine Woodland and Savanna Systems in the East and West Gulf Coastal Plain. Big Thicket and West Gulf Coastal Plain Science Conference, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State University.

Total Publications by this Author: 3