Pete Grima is a “plant person” with diverse interests in disturbance ecology, forest stand dynamics, and the biogeography and conservation of rare plants, principally focused on southern New England. Native grasses, sedges and orchids are among his favorite research subjects, as are several special natural communities like rich-mesic forest and relict high-elevation boreal forest within Massachusetts. Pete lives in Greenfield and works as a Service Forester for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, helping private forestland owners make informed decisions about their forests.
Pete is serving as part-time instructor of Ecology for winter term.
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Northeastern University (2003)
  • MS, Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2007)
  • MS, Forestry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2009)