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Mark A. Grippo

Principal Ecologist

Mark Grippo is an ecologist in the Environmental Science Division experienced in environmental studies and assessments, evaluating the ecological impacts of energy projects, and conducting ecological risk assessments.



  • Ph.D., Ecology, Louisiana State University, 2009.


Freshwater and marine ecosystem ecology; ecological risk assessment; genomics; environmental toxicology; environmental impact assessment.

Career Highlights

  • Evaluation of the impacts of solar energy developments
  • Risk assessment of invasive species transfer through the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS);
  • Genomic analysis of microbial communities in the CAWS;
  • Assessments of the ecological risks of marine and current-based hydrokinetic technologies, 
  • Impact assessment of outer continental shelf oil and gas leasing.