Dr. Dennis Gray’s primary research interest is nutrient dynamics in forest soils. He conducts field and greenhouse studies investigating the effects of disturbance on soils and plant communities. Previously, Dennis worked as an analytical chemist and as a field biologist for environmental consulting firms. He has a wide range of experience with eastern United States ecology, flora and fauna and has 20+ years of experience as an analytical chemist.


  • 2006, Ph.D., the Rutgers University Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources graduate program
  • 1990, MS, Biology, Rutgers–Camden University College
  • 1980, BA, Biology, Rutgers University–Camden College of Arts and Sciences

Courses Taught


  • Plant Ecology
  • Topics in Quantitative Biology: Interpretation of Biological Data
  • The Forest Carbon Cycle
  • Analytical Methods in Environmental Studies: Nitrogen & Phosphorus
  • Field Ecology


  • General Ecology
  • General Ecology Lab