Emily Grason

Marine Ecologist | Crab Team Program Manager

Curriculum Vitae


  • Invasion Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Science Communication

Emily Grason, Marine Ecologist, is the program manager of WSG’s Crab Team. Together with WSG Marine Ecologist Jeff Adams, and other collaborators, she oversees a comprehensive program focused on early detection, monitoring and control of the European green crab, considered one of the world’s worst invasive species. She spends a lot of time in the mud, working with volunteers to document sightings of green crab and track the species’ impacts. Her work contributes towards development of a long-term dataset on the organisms that live in habitats most likely to be impacted by green crab, with the goal being to improve our understanding of, and ability to protect, Washington’s pocket estuaries and salt marshes.

Emily holds a master’s degree in Biology from Western Washington University and a  Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Washington.