Professor; Director, Master of Natural Resources (MNR)
- Ph.D., Plant Physiological Ecology, 1981, The Ecology Center and Department of Range Science, Utah State University
- M.S., Plant Physiological Ecology, 1977, The Ecology Center and Department of Range Science, Utah State University
- B.S., Biology/Ecology, 1974, California State University, San Diego
Physiological plant ecology
Plant response to environmental stress factors
Mechanisms of plant competition
Cold and heat stress effects
Plant water relations
Photosynthesis and plant energy balance
Extensive research on mechanisms of plant response to natural and enhanced levels of UV-B radiation
Scientific visualization for integration among ecological scales from molecule to globe
Development and integration of information technology for science education.
Suchar, V.A., and R. Robberecht. 2015. Integration and scaling of UV-B radiation effects on plants: from DNA to leaf. Ecology and Evolution. 10.1002/ece3.1332: 1 - 12.
Lanspery, K.E., and R. Robberecht. 2008. The efficacy of aerial photography analyses for determining disturbances in aquatic ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 34:S364-S375.
Robberecht, R. 2007. Interactive nonlinear learning environments. Electronic Journal of e-Learning 5:59-68.
Robberecht, R. 2006. Designing an interactive nonlinear learning environment: An educator's perspective. Proceedings. International Conference on e-Learning. Pages 391-400 in Remenyi, D. editor. ISBN 1-905305-23-0.
Eitel, J.U.H., P.E. Gessler, A.M.S. Smith, and R. Robberecht. 2006. Suitability of existing and novel spectral indices to remotely detect water stress in Populus spp. Forest Ecology and Management 229:170-182.
Bassman, J.H. and R. Robberecht. 2006. Growth and gas exchange in field-grown and greenhouse-grown Quercus rubra following three years of exposure to enhanced UV-B radiation. Tree Physiology 26:1153-1163.
Alumni Association Award for Excellence, University of Idaho, 2009
Fulbright Scholar, 1990-91
University of Idaho International Honor Roll, 1990
Sigma Xi research paper competition, first place, Utah State University Chapter, 1981
Forestry remote sensing extension to tribal colleges and land managers. 2009. NASA. With A.M.S. Smith and E. Strand. $75,586.
Active learning environments for mastery-oriented learning: Integrating the virtual tutor in science education. 2008-2009. Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE). With A. Smith and E. Strand. $53,600.
Application of Lecture Capture Technology (LCT) to Expand Degree Programs, Enhance Teaching and Learning and Transform Curricula. 2007-2008. Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE). With E.E. Krumpe, T. Link, J. Boll, P. Morgan, M. Dakins, C. Hoffman, and D. Schlater. $80,000.
New dimensions in online education: Integrating synthetic speech for increased understanding and mastery. 2006-2007. Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE). With E.E. Krumpe. $66,306.
Enhancing teaching & learning in large-enrollment classes with student response systems. 2006-2007. Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE). With Fins, Marshal, Krumpe, Gabel, Davico, Armpriest, and Schlater. $72,047.
MediaSite coordinator: Recordings and supervisor for four student operators for digital library that is currently nearly 1000 presentation recordings.
Graduate Fairs for MNR program. University of Idaho – Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho College. 2013-2015.
Vegetation Management Workshop ‘94: Approaches to restoration and management of disturbed lands. Major participant in the workshop as a speaker on restoration ecology. Boise, Idaho.
Range Science Education Council, member, 1984-94.
Judge, Buell and Braun awards for excellence in ecology. Ecological Society of America (9 years).
Instructor, Inland Empire Natural Resources Youth Camp (8 days in summer 1984).
College FWR “Explore Idaho” - High School Visitation Weekend. College Exhibit table.
Stimulation of communication and cooperation with the Forestry and Range Faculty, Washington State University, through increased departmental seminar exchanges.