Professor of Biology
- Ph.D. - University of Colorado, 1997
- M.A. - University of Colorado, 1987
- B.A. - University of Vermont, 1984
- BIOL 151 Diversity and Patterns of Life
- BIOL 312 Genetics
- BIOL 352 Plant Anatomy and Morphology
- BIOL 362 Evolutionary Biology
- BIOL 462 Rocky Mountain Flora
- BIOL 477 Plant Ecology
I am currently pursuing research questions and supervising student projects in three main areas, plant-insect interactions, invasive species, and plant population genetics. My primary interest, however, is plant-insect interactions. I have worked on pollination biology and herbivory, most recently turning my attention to the area of induced plant defense. I am particularly interested in community wide impacts and multi-trophic aspects of species interactions as well as the impacts of global change on these interactions.
Research with Undergraduates
- Geographic patterns of gene diversity in Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.: Poaceae) populations from western Colorado Jenny Kapp 2006-2007.
- Effects of simulated herbivory on tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) leaf trichomes, Matthew A. Oney 2005-2006.
- The influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on Bromus tectorum and Pascopyrum smithii growth and competition, Caley Gasch, 2004-2005
- The effects of herbivory upon raphide levels in fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium ) Onagraceae, Todd Schweitzer, 2004.
- The costs of defense as measured through reproduction of Brassica rapa with high versus low density leaf trichomes. Salynda Fleury. 2004-2005
- Allozyme electrophoretic analysis of Drosera rotundifolia at Mount Emmons iron fen and surrounding populations Christopher Cohu 2003-2004
- Population genetics of Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in the Gunnison Basin of Colorado. Robin Jones 2003-2004
- The effect of herbivory on fitness of Brassica rapa with high versus low density of leaf trichomes Brooke Bonner 2003
- Oney, Matthew A., Robin A. Bingham, Curtis J. Gravis, and C. Patrick Stark. Effects of simulated herbivory on tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) leaf trichomes. In review.
- Bingham, Robin. 2006. Bats, Birds and Butterflies: Conserving pollinators. Journal of Biogeography 33: 1150-1152.
- Gasch, Caley and Robin Bingham. 2006. Variation in seed germination characteristics among populations of Bromus tectorum in the Gunnison Basin. Bios 77(1): 7-12.
Bingham, R. A. and T. A. Ranker. 2000. Genetic diversity in alpine and foothill populations of Campanula rotundifolia (Campanulaceae). International Journal of Plant Science 161(3):403-411.
- Bingham, Robin A. 1999. Pollinator limitation in arctic alpine environments: myth or fact of life above treeline? Science Progress 82(2):103-112.
- Bingham, R.A. and A. R. Orthner. 1998. Efficient pollination of alpine plants. Nature 391:238-239.