Kristine Grayson first joined the Hopkins Lab in 2001 as an Independent Undergraduate Researcher from Davidson College. Kristine was a recipient of a National Science Foundation Research Fellowship in biology, based largely on her undergraduate work in herpetology at Davidson College.

In 2010, Kristine received her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia for her work on population dynamics and migration in salamanders. She then joined the Hopkins Lab again as a visiting researcher.

Kristine’s other postdoctoral work ranged from studying reptiles threatened by climate change in New Zealand to testing how thermal limits impact the spread of the gypsy moth, an invasive forest pest in eastern North America.

Dr. Grayson is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Richmond.

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Thompson, L.M., K.L. Grayson, and D.M. Johnson. 2016. Forest edges enhance mate-finding in the invasive European gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.

Grayson, K.L., D. Parry, T. Faske, A. Hamilton, P.C. Tobin, S.J. Agosta, and D.M. Johnson. 2015. Performance of wild and laboratory-reared gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae): A comparison between foliage and artificial diet. Environmental Entomology 44: 864 – 873.

Grayson, K.L., N.J. Mitchell, J.M. Monks, S.N. Keall, J. Wilson, N.J. Nelson. 2014. Sex ratio bias and extinction risk in an isolated population of tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus). PLoS ONE 9: e94214.

Grayson, K.L., S.P. De Lisle, J.E. Jackson, S.J. Black, and E.J. Crespi. 2012. Behavioral and physiological female responses to male harassment in a pond-breeding amphibian. Frontiers in Zoology 9: 24.

Grayson, K.L., L.L. Bailey, and H.M. Wilbur. 2011. Life history benefits of residency in a partially migrating pond-breeding amphibian. Ecology 92: 1236-1246.

Grayson, K.L. and H.M. Wilbur. 2009. Sex- and context-dependent migration in a pond-breeding amphibian. Ecology 90: 306-312.

Grayson, K.L. and H.D. McLeod. 2009. Evaluating the reproductive cost of migration for females in a partially migrating pond-breeding amphibian. Journal of Zoology 279: 71-77.

Roe, A.W. and K.L. Grayson. 2009. Repeated exposure to fluorescent powder does not affect survival or mass in eastern red-spotted newts, Notophthalmus viridescens. Applied Herpetology 6: 295-299.

Roe, A.W. and K.L. Grayson. 2008. Terrestrial movements and habitat use of eastern red-spotted newts, Notophthalmus viridescens. Journal of Herpetology 42: 22-30.

Grayson, K.L. and A.W. Roe. 2007. Glow sticks as effective bait for capturing aquatic amphibians in funnel traps. Herpetological Review 38: 168-170.

Davis, A.K. and K.L. Grayson. 2007. Improving natural history research with image analysis: the relationship between skin color, sex, size and stage in red-spotted newts (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2: 65-70.

Grayson, K.L., L.W. Cook, M.J. Todd, D. Pierce, W.A. Hopkins, R.E. Gatten Jr., and M.E. Dorcas. 2005. Effect of prey type on specific dynamic action, growth, and mass conversion efficiencies in the horned frog, Ceratophrys cranwelli. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 141: 298-304.