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Michael Rubbo

Clinical Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Studies and Science

  • @Pleasantville
    Lower Level
Office Hours

Fall 2018

Wed, Fri 10:00am-1:00pm(by appointment)

Office Hours

Fall 2018

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Fall 2018


I am a conservation biologist who specializes in the ecology of suburban ecosystems. My recent work has addressed a variety of issues including human-wildlife conflicts, disease ecology, and the adaptions of local wildlife to land development.


PhD, Pennsylvania State Univeristy, University Park, PA, 2004

MS, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2000

BS, SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1995
Environmental Biology


Rubbo, M., Belden, L. K., Storrs-Mendez, S. I., Cole, J. J. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2012). Species loss in the brown world: are heterotrophic systems inherently stable?. Aquatic sciences. Vol 74 (Issue 3) , pages 397–404.

Rubbo, M., Lanterman, J. L., Falco, R. C. & Daniels, T. J. (2011). The Influence of Amphibians on Mosquitoes in Seasonal Pools: Can Wetlands Protection Help to Minimize Disease Risk?. Wetlands. Vol 31 (Issue 4) , pages 799–804.

Rubbo, M., Belden, L. K. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2008). Differential responses of aquatic consumers to variations in leaf-litter inputs. Hydrobiologia. Vol 605 (Issue 1) , pages 37–44.

Rubbo, M., Cole, J. J. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2006). Terrestrial subsidies of organic carbon support net ecosystem production in temporary forest ponds: evidence from an ecosystem experiment. Ecosystems. Vol 9 (Issue 7) , pages 1170–1176.

Rubbo, M. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2005). Amphibian breeding distribution in an urbanized landscape. Conservation biology. Vol 19 (Issue 2) , pages 504–511.

Rubbo, M. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2004). Leaf litter composition and community structure: translating regional species changes into local dynamics. Ecology. Vol 85 (Issue 9) , pages 2519–2525.


Wildlife conservation and management (specifically reptiles and amphibians), wetlands ecology, and disease ecology..

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Pocantico River Watershed Habitat Assessment
Rubbo, M. & Dupuis, E. M. September 2016 . Hudson River Estuary Program , Pace University . Funded.

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