Richard G. Robbins, Ph.D.

Emeritus Research Associate

Specializing in tick taxonomy and ecology, Dr. Richard G. Robbins is an Emeritus Research Associate at WRBU. Concurrently, he is a Curatorial Affiliate in the Division of Entomology, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University; a Wildlife Conservation Associate with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York; and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. His research focuses on the ticks of Mesoamerica as well as East and Southeast Asia. 

During a career of nearly half a century, Dr. Robbins has authored or coauthored over 130 scientific publications, among them five books, and several book chapters. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and the Duty Medal of the Medical Service, Class III, Gold, of the German Bundeswehr.

Dr. Robbins holds degrees in biology/entomology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (B.S.), Oregon State University (M.S.), and The George Washington University (Ph.D.). 


Selected Publications:

Schachat SR, Robbins RG, Goddard J. Color patterning in hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 2018;55(1): 1-13.

Rainey T, Occi JL, Robbins RG, Egizi A. Discovery of Haemaphysalis longicornis (Ixodida: Ixodidae) parasitizing a sheep in New Jersey, United States. Journal of Medical Entomology. 2018;55(3): 757-759.

Vongphayloth K, Douangboubpha B, Sanamxay D, Xayaphet V, Robbins RG, et al. New locality records of Ixodes granulatus and Ixodes vespertilionis (Acari: Ixodidae) from tree-shrews (Scandentia: Tupaiidae) and bats (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in Laos. Journal of Medical Entomology. 2018;55(4): 1035-1039.

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