Education

University of Guelph Guelph, Canada
Doctor of PhilosophySeptember 2018 – Present
Advisor: Dr. Kevin McCann

University of Guelph Guelph, Canada
Master of ScienceJanuary 2016 – August 2018
Thesis: "Flexibility of the spruce budworm – parasitoid food web"
Advisors: Dr. Kevin McCann & Dr. Eldon Eveleigh

University of British ColumbiaVancouver, Canada
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in EcologySeptember 2010 – May 2014
Thesis: "Access to food drives movement in the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar, Gynaephora groenlandica (Wocke) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)"
Advisors: Dr. Greg Henry & Dr. Greg Crutsinger

Warwickshire CollegeLeamington Spa, U.K.
International Baccalaureate DiplomaSeptember 2008 – May 2010

Publications

Christopher J. Greyson-Gaito, Matthew A. Barbour, Mariano A. Rodriguez-Cabal, Gregory M. Crutsinger, Gregory H. R. Henry. (2016). Freedom to move: Arctic caterpillar (Lepidoptera) growth rate increases with access to new willows (Salicaceae). The Canadian Entomologist 148:6 673-682.


Scholarships and Awards

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program ($105,000) September 2018 - August 2021
Undergraduate Student Research Award ($7200) May - August 2014
Undergraduate Student Research Award ($7200) May - August 2012

Royal Canadian Geographical SocietySeptember 2017
James Bourque Research Grant ($2500)

University of Guelph
André Augre Citizenship AwardSeptember 2017 - August 2018
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology ($15,000) September 2017 - August 2018
Elgin Card Scholarship in Terrestrial Animal Ecology ($4000) October 2016
Arthur D. Latornell Travel Scholarship ($400) May 2016
Graduate Tuition Scholarship ($16000) January 2016 - December 2017

University of Nevada - RenoSeptember 2018
Graduate Dean's Merit Scholarship ($10000 USD) – Declined

University of British Columbia
Mary and Joseph Bryant Scholarship ($825) September 2013
BRITE Undergraduate Student Research Award ($6263) May - August 2013
Go Global International Learning Programs Award ($1500) May - August 2011
President’s Entrance Scholarship ($2500) September 2010

Conference Presentations

Christopher J. Greyson-Gaito*, Eldon S. Eveleigh, Kevin S. McCann. Flexibility of the spruce budworm - parasitoid food web in response to spruce budworm density fluctuations. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Meeting, 19-21 July 2018, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.

Christopher J. Greyson-Gaito*, Kevin S. McCann. Interaction of an explicit and an implicit time delay in a one predator-two prey system (Poster). Living on the Precipice, Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation spring conference, 16-17 May 2017, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Christopher Greyson-Gaito*, Kevin S. McCann. Interaction of an explicit and an implicit time delay in a one predator-two prey system (Poster). Peter Yodzis Colloquium in Fundamental Ecology, 11-12 May 2016, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.

Matthew Barbour*, Christopher Greyson-Gaito, Brendan Lock, Arezoo Sotoodeh, Erik Jules, Gregory Crutsinger. Food-web complexity reduces variation in herbivore fitness among host-plant genotypes (Poster). Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland.

Christopher J. Greyson-Gaito*, Matthew A. Barbour, Gregory M. Crutsinger, Gregory H. R. Henry. Access to food drives movement in the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar. Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, 22 March 2014, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Christopher J. Greyson-Gaito*, Gregory H.R. Henry. Intraspecific plant variation may promote diet mixing in an Arctic specialist insect herbivore (Poster). ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting, 9-13 December 2013, Halifax, Canada.


Research Experience

Schuur Lab, Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff, United States of America
Research AssistantMay 2015 – November 2015
Changes in carbon cycling in subarctic tundra ecosystems as a result of warming temperatures and permafrost thaw.

Rodriguez-Cabal Lab, Universidad del ComahueBariloche, Argentina
Volunteer Research AssistantJanuary 2015 – March 2015
Consequences of the loss of native species and the addition of invasive species to the populations, communities and ecosystem functioning of temperate forests in Patagonia.

Crutsinger Lab, University of British ColumbiaVancouver, Canada
Volunteer Research AssistantJanuary 2014 – December 2014
Food-web complexity reduces variation in herbivore fitness among host-plant genotypes

Tundra Ecology Lab, University of British ColumbiaVancouver, Canada
Research AssistantMay 2012 – August 2014
The ecological and evolutionary consequences of climate change in a High Arctic tundra ecosystem.

Teaching Experience

Writing Services, McLaughlin Library, University of GuelphGuelph, Canada
Writing Support Teaching AssistantSeptember 2017 – April 2018

Biology 1070 - Discovering Biodiversity, University of GuelphGuelph, Canada
Teaching AssistantSeptember 2016 – December 2016

Biology 2060 - Ecology, University of GuelphGuelph, Canada
Teaching AssistantJanuary 2017 – April 2017

Community Service

University of Guelph - Integrative Biology Holiday Party AuctionGuelph, Canada
OrganiserDecember 2016, 2017, 2018
Initial creation of and continued organising of annual Integrative Biology Holiday Party Auction. Raising funds for a variety of charities.

University of Guelph - Integrative Biology Graduate Student SeminarGuelph, Canada
OrganiserSeptember 2018 - April 2019
Organising of weekly graduate seminars in the department.

University of Guelph - Integrative Biology Evelyn Pielou Discussion GroupGuelph, Canada
Co-organiserSeptember 2016 – Present
Organising of weekly discussion topics and maintenance of Pielou listserv and webpage.

University of Guelph - Integrative Biology Graduate Curriculum CommitteeGuelph, Canada
Graduate Student RepresentativeSeptember 2016 – April 2017
Providing graduate student perspectives in the improvement of the IB Graduate Curriculum.

McMaster Children and Youth University - Guelph ChapterGuelph, Canada
VolunteerSeptember 2016 – April 2017
Designing and dissemination of a workshop entitled "Backyard Biodiversity".

University of Guelph Let’s Talk ScienceGuelph, Canada
VolunteerJanuary 2016 – December 2016
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics outreach in local schools.

UBC International Service Learning PlacementMontezuma, Costa Rica
VolunteerMay 2011 – August 2011
Outreach for and improving the local recycling centre.

Skills

Technical specialties: R intermediate, LaTeX intermediate, HTML5 beginner, CSS beginner, Ruby beginner, Julia beginner

Lab Safety:University of Guelph Laboratory Safety 2017 course
University of Guelph WHMIS 2017 course

First Aid: Wilderness First Responder

Fire Arms: Non-restricted Fire Arms Safety Course