Eric Gross

Groundfish Technician

Current research and/or projects

Mr. Gross has a diverse experience as a biologist and teacher.  He has worked with a variety of species and systems, including: sockeye salmon, seabirds and small-scale oceanographic processes, zooplankton, penguins, endangered salamanders and molluscs, hummingbirds, owls, bats, mangroves, lakes, and oceans.  Some of the highlights of his career include: 

  • Species at Risk Biologist, DFO
  • Biology and Science Teacher
  • Consulting Biologist, LGL Ltd.
  • Wildlife Habitat Ecologist, BC Ministry of Forests
  • Sockeye Salmon Stock Assessment, DFO

Research and/or project statements

Eric is currently ageing pollock, providing support for pollock and yellowtail flounder stock assessments, assisting with groundfish and deep-sea surveys, and running two ageing and growth labs.

Education and awards

  • B.Sc. Honours Biology (University of Victoria)
  • M.Sc. Biology (University of Calgary)
  • Grad. Dip. Tch. (University of Waikato, NZ)

Key publications

  • Harris, L.E., W.E. Gross, R.K. Smedbol, and L.H. Bondt.  2010.  Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) in Atlantic Canada: Biology, Status, Recovery Potential, and Measures for Mitigation.  DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2010/nnn.
  • Harder, L.D., C.Y. Jordan, W.E. Gross, and M.B. Routley.  2004.  Beyond floricentrism: the pollination function of inflorescences.  Plant Species Biology 19:137-148.

Research facility

125 Marine Science Drive
St. Andrews, NB E5B 0E4