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November 16, 2015
James P. Grover
Professor of Biology
Dr. James P. Grover earned his B.A. degree in 1982 at the State University of New York, College at Purchase and his Ph.D. degree in 1988 from the University of Minnesota. He did postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for Limnology (Ploen, Germany), and at the NERC Centre for Population Biology at Imperial College (Silwood Park, UK). He joined the faculty of the UT Arlington in 1993, where he now serves Professor in the Biology Department. He has also served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean in the College of Science.
Throughout his career at UT Arlington, Dr. Grover has been affiliated with the graduate program in Earth and Environmental Science. He teaches a core course, Environmental Systems Biological Aspects, and has taught a course in Limnology, as well as courses focused on the application of mathematical and statistical modeling to environmental and biological sciences.
Dr. Grover’s research and professional interests include aquatic ecology, microbial ecology, theoretical ecology, limnology, water quality, harmful algal blooms, mathematical modeling, and interdisciplinary higher education. He is well known for his theoretical and experimental studies of competition between species for resources and of ecological stoichiometry, the formulation and analysis of ordinary and partial differential equations models of interacting populations, and the ecological study of the toxic fish-killing alga, Prymnesium parvum (“golden algae”). His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, US Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and other agencies.
Dr. Grover is the author of one book and over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications. He has presented numerous invited lectures, and he has supervised four completed doctoral dissertations, over 20 Master’s students, and numerous research experiences for undergraduate students. Dr. Grover has served in various editorial capacities for the prestigious journal, Ecology Letters, since its founding in 1998, and on the editorial boards of the American Naturalist and Freshwater Biology. Dr Grover has served on research grant review panels for the National Science Foundation and other agencies. He has also been a member of the University Sustainability Committee since its founding.