R.Krebs@csuohio.edu

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Bob Krebs is a Professor in the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, a particularly odd grouping given that the Geology program has been recently suspended after years of staff starvation. His research and teaching focus on population genetics and biogeography, with practical applications to the conservation of the region’s watersheds. Recently (2013)published articles include “Differences in population structure between maternally- and paternally-inherited forms of mitochondria in Lampsilis siliquoidea (Bivalvia: Unionidae)” in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, the predecessor of which first published the Darwin-Wallace papers on natural selection in 1858. Two other works with students included “Coyote land use inside and outside urban parks” in the American Midland Naturalistand “Developmental variation and distyly in Hedyotis caerulea (Rubiaceae)” to add breadth to their opportunities. Bob, who came to CSU in 1997 not then appreciating the need of a collective bargaining agreement, had his views changed by a past dean, leading to his becoming an active member of the CSU-AAUP executive council since 2006. Prior to his 4 years as chapter Vice-President, he served briefly as secretary, before taking hold of the treasurer role from 2007 through 2010. Outside of the CSU-AAUP, Bob has been active on Faculty Senate and Steering, numerous petitions and misconduct committees, the COSHP Faculty affairs and PRC committees, serving the library and athletics, and off campus working with the diverse Metroparks of Geauga, Lake, Erie, and Cuyahoga Counties, and as a research associate of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.