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Dr. Chris Grue

Dr. Christian Grue, Unit Leader Emeritus


Former Unit Leader, Emeritus

Professional Society Service

  • The Wildlife Society - Member (January 1978 - December 2011)
  • Northwest Science - Member (January 1999 - December 2008)

Research Publications

  • Yahnke, A. A. Troiano, J.M. Grassley, C.E Grue, and M.P. Hayes. 2012. Effects of imazapyr tank mixes on juvenile Oregon spotted frogs. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32:228-235.
  • Kertson, B.N., R.D. Spencer, and C.E. Grue. 2013. Demographic influences on cougar residential use and interactions with people in western Washington. Journal of Mammalogy 94:269-281.
  • Sternberg, M, C. Grue, J. Grassley, L. Conquest, and K. King. 2012. Efficacy, fate, and potential effects on salmonids of mosquito larvicides in catch basins in Seattle, Washington. Journal of the American Mosquito Association 28:206-218.
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Completed Projects


  • Wildlife Science Seminar (2013)
  • Laboratory for Fish and Wildlife Toxicology (2013)
  • Wildlife Science Seminar (2012)
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Washington Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Chris GrueUSGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel ( - April 2013)
  • Chris GrueMember, Review Committee, Contaminant Biology Program, U.S. Geological Survey (January 2004 - September 2004)
  • Chris GrueMember, FIFRA Science Advisory Panel, Food Quality Protection Act Board, US EPA, Washington, D.C. (March 2004 - April 2004)

Technical Publications

  • Grue, C.E. and J.M. Grassley. 2013. Environmental fate and persistence of imidacloprid following applications to control burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay, Washington. Report to the Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association. 91 pp.
  • Frew, J.A. and C.E. Grue. 2012. Bioavailability of imidacloprid breakdown products in sediment, pore water, and vegetation to benthic invertebrates, fish and waterfowl. Report to the Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association. 3 pp.
  • Frew, J.A. and C.E. Grue. 2012. Imidacloprid degradation products. Report to the Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association. 5 pp.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 18

Scientific Publications: 30

Presentations: 26


Contact Information

Tel: (206) 619 - 2816

Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. University of Washington
  4. Washington Department of Ecology
  5. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  6. Washington Department of Natural Resources
  7. Washington State University
  8. Wildlife Management Institute