Dr. Paul Gray, Okeechobee Science Coordinator for Audubon Florida

Dr. Paul Gray is the Okeechobee Science Coordinator for the Audubon Florida. As Science Coordinator, Gray provides science support for Audubon policy teams on issues ranging from water quality, water management, agricultural best management practices, and ecosystem and bird conservation issues. Gray conducted his University of Florida graduate school research with ranches and dairy farms in Okeechobee before working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and then Audubon Florida. He began his career with Audubon Florida as manager of the 7,300 acre Kissimmee Prairie Sanctuary.

Originally from St. Joseph, MO, just north of Kansas City, Gray has always loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing on his uncle’s farm. Gray’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree from Texas Tech University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.