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About Robin M. Verble

Dr. Robin M. Verble joined Missouri S&T as Associate Professor of Biology and Ozark Research Field Station Director in August 2018. She received a B.S. in Biophysics from the University of Southern Indiana, M.S. in Forest Entomology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a Ph.D. in Applied Ecology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Her research focuses on the ecology of fire-adapted ecosystems and organisms. Broadly, interests are in insect community responses to prescribed burning in forests and grasslands. Dr. Verble's future projects will include examinations of the effects of mechanical treatments on fire intensity and behavior, effects of fire on insect prey and pest species, and the effects of climate variables on plant combustibility and flammability.
New Faculty 2018-2019


August 2018 - Present Associate Professor of Biology and Director, Fire Ecology Lab, Missouri University of Science and Technology Biological Sciences
2013 - 2018 Director of the Center for Fire Ecology, Texas Tech University
2012 - 2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University
2009 - 2012 Curator of Insects, Watson Museum of Entomology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Member, International Association for Wildland Fire
2013 - Present Member, New Mexico Wildlife Society
2013 - Present Member, Society for Range Management, Texas Chapter
2012 - Present Member, Graduate Women in Science
2011 - Present Member, Association for Fire Ecology
2006 - Present Member, Entomological Society of America
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Honors and Awards

  • UALR College of Science and Mathematics Top Graduating PhD Student (2012)
  • Little Rock Garden Club Scholarship (2009)
  • Entomological Society of America Young Professionals Award (2007)
  • University of Arkansas Lloyd and Ruby Warren Scholarship (2007)
  • University of Arkansas Charles G. Lincoln Fellow (2006-2008)
  • University of Southern Indiana Outstanding Biology Student Award (2006)
  • University of Southern Indiana Presidential Scholarship (2003-2006)


2012 Ph.D. in Applied Ecology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2008 M.S. in Forest Entomology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
2006 B.S. in Biophysics, University of Southern Indiana

Contact Information

105 Schrenk Hall
400 W. 11th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: (573) 341-7274


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