Robert Atkinson - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Rob Atkinson

Center for Sustainability in Education - Department of Organismal and Environmental Biology

Robert Atkinson


Forbes Hall 2030
(757) 594-7619


  • Ph D in Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • MS in Biology, James Madison University
  • BS in Biology, James Madison University


I teach a class on Wetlands for non-majors, Environmental Conservation for upper level elective for biology majors, and Wetland Ecology for graduate students.


My students and I study the effect of water and other variables on wetland plant communities. Projects focus on wetland mitigation, Atlantic White Cedar swamps and similar concerns.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). Growth rates of Atlantic white cedar depend on hydrologic regimes at two time scales. Wetlands. Volume, 40. Pages, 81-91.
  • Anton Riedl, Brian Lamprecht, Robert Atkinson, The 2010 International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN’10), "A Wireless Data Collection and Integrity Assurance System for Wetland Monitoring Projects," Las Vegas, NV. (2010)
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