Starkville, MS

Geographic Area of Interest

East Gulf Coastal Plain


Research Associate

Job Type


Agency/Organization Affiliation

Mississippi State University

Area of Conservation Expertise (e.g., Malacologists, Refuge Manager, Spatial Analyst, Communications, etc)

Spatial Analyst

Resource Interest(s)

Plants, Ecosystem Services, Prescribed Fire, Invasives

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Toby Gray posted a discussion in GCPOLCC GEOMATICS WORKING GROUP
The GCPO LCC has added a data-rich historical map of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley from Cairo, Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico to our Conservation Planning Atlas. The map, published in 1899, compiles several Corps of Engineers mapping projects dati…
Apr 10
Toby Gray is now a member of GCPOLCC GEOMATICS WORKING GROUP
Apr 3
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
Exciting things are happening in the world of grassland conservation. Dwayne Estes and Theo Witsell have been traveling across the Southeast promoting their vision for a Southeastern Grassland Initiative. Three months ago, GCPO LCC communications sp…
Mar 1
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
Two weeks ago I attended the Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Held on the grounds of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and organized by the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Center for Southeastern Conservation,…
Nov 18, 2016
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
While never a dominant feature in the landscape, natural grassland systems once formed an ecologically cohesive and important “archipelago” or “shifting mosaic” of patches of open grasses and broad-leaved herbaceous flowering plants ca…
Sep 7, 2016
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
The GCPO LCC has created a group page on the image hosting website flickr. Flickr is one of the most popular image hosting websites, with over 87 million users and over 6 billion images hosted. Flickr provides users with a terabyte of storage space…
Aug 29, 2016
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
The Rapid Ecological Assessment for Grassland-Prairie-Savanna is about to be sent out for peer review. The process of generating both the rapid assessment and the Grassland Habitat condition index map highlighted a number of important issues.

The I…
Jul 6, 2016
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
A couple of weeks ago I was able to attend the Mid-South Prairie Symposium at Austin Peay State University (APSU) in Clarksville, Tennessee. The symposium was organized by Dwayne Estes, professor of APSU’s Center of Excellence for Field Biology at A…
Jun 13, 2016
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
Earlier this week, GCPO LCC staff met with representatives from America's Longleaf, The Shortleaf Pine Initiative, The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Weyerhauser, The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, The Joseph W. Jones Center at Ichauway, Mississippi…
May 13, 2016
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
My dissertation on the relationship between the Keetch-Byram Drought Index and wildfire size and frequency in selected natural areas of the US has passed the university's formatting review board and has been published online.The research indicates t…
Dec 3, 2015
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
Last week, GCPO LCC Coordinator Greg Wathen and I attended the 3rd Biennial Shortleaf Pine Conference, hosted by the Shortleaf Pine Initiative in Knoxville Tennessee. The Initiative was launched in 2013 in response to the dramatic decline in shortle…
Sep 30, 2015
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
Natural grassland has been identified by many conservation groups as a system of global concern. Worldwide, the grassland biome is climatically driven and occurs when precipitation is sufficient for herbaceous vegetation but insufficient for trees.…
Aug 25, 2015
Toby Gray posted a news & views post
Why do a rapid ecological assessment?
Management actions to target desired conservation and restoration outcomes for any land unit or region should proceed from a sophisticated understanding of current and potential condition and configuration of th…
May 13, 2015
Toby Gray is now a member of STEERING COMMITTEE
Dec 19, 2014