Dr. Robert Atkinson
Dr. Robert Atkinson, Professor
Ph.D. Virginia Tech
Office: Mary Forbes Hall, 2040-D
|Rob Atkinson came to the department in 1995. His out-of-school interests include canoeing, fishing, restoring his old farm house and working with teams of undergraduate and graduate students to understand ecosystems. He has conducted over $1.2 million in externally-funded research and his former students work for the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the VA Dept. of Environmental Quality, the Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy, local environmental consulting firms and elsewhere. He and his wife Leslie have a young son and daughter.|
The Center for Wetland Conservation fosters research, service, and instruction in environmental studies at CNU.
Projects typically involve collaboration with state and federal governmental and nongovernmental agencies, participation by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, and generation of both applied and theoretical wetland knowledge.