A distinguished UT professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics, Gross is also the founding and current director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and director of UT’s Institute for Environmental Modeling. His research focuses on computational and mathematical ecology, with applications to plant ecology, conservation biology, natural resource management, and landscape ecology.
The Society for Mathematical Biology Fellows Program honors members of the society who are recognized by the scientific and scholarly community as distinguished for their contributions to the discipline. Up to two fellows will be named every two years at the organization’s annual meeting in July. Gross was among 18 fellows of the society named in the inaugural class.