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GeorgeRobinsonGeorge  Robinson

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Biological Sciences

Expertise: Botany; forest ecology; watershed ecology; disease ecology; biological conservation; ecological restoration; invasive plant species; science of fall color; origins of chocolate; Campus Environmental Task Force

Campus phone: (518) 442-4302
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Born in Chicago, IL, George Robinson joined the University at Albany department of biological sciences in 1993 as an assistant professor. In 2000, he was made associate professor and is also an associate scientist at the New York State Museum. In addition, Robinson is a certified senior ecologist for the Ecological Society of America and part of the scientific working group for the NYS Biodiversity Research Institute. He also serves on the board of directors of the NYS Invasive Plant Council and Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve. Robinson has received research funding from NSF, EPA, USGS, and NYS DEC. At the University, he teaches courses on biodiversity conservation, restoration ecology, plant ecology, biogeography, and introduction to biology. He received his bachelor's in biology from Portland State University (1983) and his master's (1985) and doctorate (1989) degrees from the University of California, Davis.