James Grace, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Clemson University
B.S., Biology, Presbyterian College
2015 - present Senior Research Scientist. U.S. Geological Survey, ST
2002 - 2014 Senior Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, GS-15
1993 - present Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana
2002 - present Affiliate Faculty, School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU
1992 - 2002 Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Division
1990 - 1993 Professor, Department of Botany, Louisiana State University
1985 - 1990 Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Louisiana State Univ.
1989 Visiting Professor, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
1986 Visiting Scientist, Div. Wildlife, CSIRO, Darwin, Australia
1980‑1985 Assistant Professor, Dept. Botany and Microbiology, Univ. Arkansas summer
1980 Assistant Professor, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State Univ.
After graduate school, he held faculty positions at the University of Arkansas and Louisiana State University, where he reached the level of Full Professor. He currently holds an Adjunct Professorship in Biology at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. In 2000, he received the millennium Meritorious Research Award from the Society of Wetland Scientists and in 2003 received the National Science Excellence Award from the U.S. Geological Survey. He was selected to be a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America and promoted to the Senior Scientist ranks in 2014. He has published over 200 papers and reports, including 3 books, one on competitive interactions, one on community analysis, and one on structural equation modeling.
Latest news releases related to our work (last 7 yrs):
Gabler, Osland, and Grace et al. 2016 featured in two press releases:
Grace et al. 2016 Nature Paper one of the Top 5% of Science Stories of 2016. According to Altmetric, our work was among the top science stories of the year in 2016 (http://nature.altmetric.com/details/4987997). The article was featured in 12 science news articles and discussed in 5 blogs, in addition to being featured in Nature Magazine (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature16867.html).
Editor's Choice Award, Landscape and Urban Planning (2016). Also featured in The Atlantic: http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/01/sprawl-social-mobility-ewing-chetty-krugman/431535/
Promoted to Senior Executive Service- Senior Scientist (2015): http://internal.usgs.gov/thecore/news/2015/03/16/announcing-our-newest-senior-scientists/
Elected Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (2014): http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3966
The Great Productivity-Diversity Debate: http://1560811.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/James+Grace+pt+1/0_yy2jc1c3/...
Recommended Reading by Faculty of 1000 (2014): http://f1000.com/prime/717961256?bd=1
News Coverage (2013): http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/04/louisiana_seafood_heal...
USGS News Releases (2013): http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3544#.UVr1J7KPW8A
Science Perspectives piece (2011): http://www.sciencemag.org/content/333/6050/1709.full
National Science Foundation press release (2011): http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121691&org=DEB&from=news
USGS News Release (2010): http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2619
Conservation Maven (2010): http://www.conservationmaven.com/frontpage/predicting-the-performance-of...
USGS Genetics Program News Pick (2010): http://biology.usgs.gov/genetics_genomics/spotlight_2010.html
For more news and information, search 'Jim Grace USGS'.
List of publications can be found at my Google Scholar Profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=53SGwowAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
Training website for structural equation modeling: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wetland-and-aquatic-research-center/science...