Gayton has published extensively throughout his career, both in academic and non-academic circles. As an ecologist, Gayton's work has allowed him to travel around the world, and these experiences influence his non-fiction writing. His previous works include Kokanee: The Redfish and the Kootenay Bioregion; Landscapes of the Interior; The Wheatgrass Mechanism: Science and Imagination in the Western Canadian Landscape; Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden; Okanagan Odyssey: Journeys through Terrain, Terroir, and Culture, and his most recent work, Man Facing West, a work of short fiction.
Acclaimed over the course of his career, Gayton is the winner of The Lake literary non-fiction contest, the Saskatchewan Writers Guild non-fiction prize, the US National Outdoor Book Award, the Canadian Science Writers Award, and the Peace Corps Travel Book Award. He has also been twice short-listed for the BC Book Awards in their non-fiction category. With a B.Sc in Agronomy and an M.Sc. in Plant Ecology, Gayton's ecological interest is ever-present in his writing.
His reading will be held at 8:00pm, Tuesday, February 11 in the East Gallery of Memorial Hall on the UNB Fredericton campus. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.