Dr. Meeghan Gray

( Truckee Meadows Community College )

  • Institution:Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Departments: biology and public health
  • Research Fields: Bobcat, Suburban Habitat, Ecology, Animal Behavior
  • Disciplines: Animal Behavior and Ethology, Animal Genetics, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biology, General, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Reproductive Biology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology/Animal Biology
  • Funding:INBRE - IdeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence


For the past three years I have mentored 10 undergraduate students participating in the bobcat research project. I have helped them collect and analyze data, develop hypotheses, and create poster presentations for conferences.


My research interests have focused on the behavioral ecology of large mammals, particularly the interactions between males and females, especially in the context of sex and reproduction. I have always been fascinated with why individuals mate with certain individuals and how those decisions impact levels of parental investment, offspring survival, and future conflict between the sexes. The majority of my research has stemmed from management based projects that I use to examine major themes in behavioral ecology. Currently, I am studying bobcat health and presence in suburban West Reno.