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
Research and Creative Works
Wildlife conservation and management (specifically reptiles and amphibians), wetlands ecology, and disease ecology.
ENS 500: Fld Stdy Ntrl His and Cnsrvtn HV
ENS 696: Tpc: Envrnmntl Project Design
ENS 792: Rsrch in Envrnmntl Sci I
ENS 793: Rsrch in Envrnmntl Sci II
ENV 297: Field Schl in Natural History
ENV 498: Mentoring Seminar
Publications and Presentations
Species loss in the brown world: are heterotrophic systems inherently stable?
Rubbo, M., Belden, L. K., Storrs-Mendez, S. I., Cole, J. J. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2012). Aquatic sciences. Vol 74 (Issue 3) , pages 397–404.
The Influence of Amphibians on Mosquitoes in Seasonal Pools: Can Wetlands Protection Help to Minimize Disease Risk?
Rubbo, M., Lanterman, J. L., Falco, R. C. & Daniels, T. J. (2011). Wetlands. Vol 31 (Issue 4) , pages 799–804.
Differential responses of aquatic consumers to variations in leaf-litter inputs
Rubbo, M., Belden, L. K. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2008). Hydrobiologia. Vol 605 (Issue 1) , pages 37–44.
Terrestrial subsidies of organic carbon support net ecosystem production in temporary forest ponds: evidence from an ecosystem experiment
Rubbo, M., Cole, J. J. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2006). Ecosystems. Vol 9 (Issue 7) , pages 1170–1176.
Amphibian breeding distribution in an urbanized landscape
Rubbo, M. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2005). Conservation biology. Vol 19 (Issue 2) , pages 504–511.
Leaf litter composition and community structure: translating regional species changes into local dynamics
Rubbo, M. & Kiesecker, J. M. (2004). Ecology. Vol 85 (Issue 9) , pages 2519–2525.