Caleb Robbins

Post-doctoral Researcher
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Summary

Faculty Sponsor:  James Thorp

Education

Ph.D., Biology, Baylor University
B.S., Biology, Harding University

Area of specialization:
Lotic ecosystems, biogeochemistry, organic matter dynamics

Research:
Caleb's dissertation focused on the spatial and temporal patterns and ecosystem functions of labile dissolved organic carbon. He has also worked on the influence of terrestrial-aquatic linkages on stream nitrogen dynamics.  At the University of Kansas, he is studying how large scale geomorphic factors control the importance of terrestrial organic matter in riverine food webs.

Selected Publication:

  • Robbins, C.J., Matthaeus, W.J., Cook, S.C., Housley, L.M., Robison, S.E., Garbarino, M.A., LeBrun, E.S., Raut, S., Tseng, C-Y, and King, R.S. 2019. Leaf litter identify alters the timing of lotic nutrient dynamics.  Journal of Freshwater Biology 64:12.

Presentations:

  • Robbins, C.J., Lutchen, J.A., and Thorp, J.H.  2019.  Resurrection of the reduced.  When and where is methane a significant carbon source for Central U.S. river food webs?  Great Plains Limnology Conference, Ames, IA..
  • Robbins, C.J., Lutchen, J.A., and Thorp, J.H. 2019.  Resurrection of the reduced.  When and where is methane a significant carbon source for Central U.S. river food webs? Society for Freshwater Science, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Robbins, C.J., and Thorp, J.H. 2019.  Hierarchiacal functioning of river macrosystems in temperate steppes from continental to hydrogeomorphic patch scales.  Macrosystems Biology and the NEON Platform meeting, Boulder, CO.
  • Robbins, C.J. 2019.  What's a wetland to a stream?  The role of dissolved organic carbon in stream ecosystems.  Department of Biology, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS.

 


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