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Michael Rubbo

Clinical Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Studies and Science

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Lower Level
Office Hours
Pleasantville

Fall 2018

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

Office Hours

Fall 2018

Office Hours

Fall 2018

Biography


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.

Education


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

MS, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2000
Biology

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

Publications


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.

RESEARCH INTEREST


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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