Robin Van Meter

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science/Studies and Biology

B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2000; M.S., Drexel University, 2003; Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2011.



Studying the effects of environmental pollution on amphibians and reptiles is my broad research interest.  I look at pollution impacts at the individual, population and community level.  Over the years I have investigated the effects of a crude oil spill on snapping turtle development and physiology, road deicer effects on amphibians in freshwater pond ecosystems and more recently my research has included large-scale use of agricultural pesticides.  Currently my research explores the accumulation of pesticides in terrestrial amphibians through contact with the skin.


ENV 101: Introduction to Environmental Studies

BIO 208: General Zoology

ENV/BIO 313: Wetlands Ecology

ENV 302: Conservation & Wildlife Techniques

BIO 294: Tropical Ecology of Nicaragua

BIO 112: General Biology II

BIO 100: Current Topics in Ecology