Christian Grue

  • Associate Professor, SAFS

Research areas

For the past 15 years, I have been involved in research on the effects of environmental contaminants on wildlife, particularly birds. Most recently, my research has focused on the effects of agricultural chemicals on the quality of prairie wetlands for adult and juvenile waterfowl. In the future, I hope to conduct research on the effects of contaminants on the reproduction and survival of free-living wildlife, the methods (bioindicators) used to assess exposure to wildlife to contaminants, as well as issues dealing with the management of wildlife populations in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

I began my career as a toxicologist with the federal government and serve as a leader with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Unit, where I participate and help coordinate research projects run jointly through UW and a host of cooperating state and federal agencies.