Andrew Robison

Andrew Robison

Research Topic

Carbon dynamics in river networks

How human impacts on the natural environment affect the biogeochemical functioning of aquatic systems. Andrew is investigating carbon dynamics in river networks with a focus on carbon dioxide.

Degree: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Wilfred Wollheim, Natural Resources and the Environment

Previous Awards and Activities

  • Trout Unlimited Award, University of Virginia  Department of Environmental Sciences, 2013
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation, University of Virginia Robert J. Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition, 2013
  • Appalachian Stewardship Foundation Grant, 2012
  • Exploratory Research Grant, University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences, 2012
  • President’s Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2011-2013

Selected Presentations and Publications

Publications

  • Robison, A.L., T.M. Scanlon (in review) Climate change to offset improvements in stream acid-base status provided by Clean Air Act and Amendments: a model application in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Water Resources Research.
  • Robison, A.L., 2015, Summary of hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3027.
  • Robison, A.L., T.M. Scanlon, B.J. Cosby, J.R. Webb, and J.N. Galloway (2013) Roles of sulfate adsorption and base cation supply in controlling the response of streams in western Virginia to reduced acid deposition. Biogeochemistry, 116: 119-130.
  • Grant, M., A.L. Robison, and O.M. Fincke (2014) Use of stable isotopes to assess the intraspecific niche of males and female color morphs of the damselfly Enallagma hagni. Ecological Entomology, 39(1): 109-117.

Presentations

  • Riscassi, A.L., A.L. Robison, T.M. Scanlon, B.J. Cosby, J.R. Webb, and J.N. Galloway. Geologic controls on the chemical stream water response to atmospheric pollution (acid and Hg deposition) in Shenandoah National Park. Geologic Society of American Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. October, 2014.
  • Robison, A.L., T.M. Scanlon, B.J. Cosby, J.R. Webb, K. Hayhoe and J.N. Galloway. Modeling potential interactions of acid deposition and climate change at four watersheds in Shenandoah National Park, VA using the dynamic biogeochemical model PnET-BGC. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California. December, 2013.
  • Robison, A.L., T.M. Scanlon, B.J. Cosby, J.R. Webb, and J.N. Galloway. Climate driven warming of streams in Shenandoah National Park, VA. University of Virginia Robert J. Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition. Charlottesville, Virginia. March, 2013.
  • Robison, A.L., T.M. Scanlon, B.J. Cosby, J.R. Webb, and J.N. Galloway. Roles of sulfate adsorption and base cation supply in acidification and recovery of streams of western Virginia. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California. December, 2012.
  • Robison, A.L., T.M. Scanlon, B.J. Cosby, J.R. Webb, and J.N. Galloway. Base cation driven recovery of streams from acidification in the Ridge/Blue Ridge province of western Virginia. Biogeomon. Belfast, Maine. August, 2012.

Education

M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2014
B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2011

Professional Positions

Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, 2015
Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, 2014-2015
Hydrology Technician, American Conservation Experience, 2014
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 2012-2013
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Assistant, University of Michigan Biological Station, 2011

Related Links

Water Systems Analysis Group