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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

Office Hours

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


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.


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

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