Allison Rober Wyatt

Allison Rober

Assistant Professor

CL 229A  Phone: 765-285-6955  

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Related Links
Personal Web site

Michigan State University Ph.D.

Research Interests: 


  • algal ecology
  • aquatic ecology
  • wetland ecosystem ecology


  • Environmental controls on benthic algal community structure
  • The role of algae in biogeochemical cycling and foodweb dynamics
  • Consequences of climate change on wetland ecosystem function
  • Consumer driven nutrient recycling

Recent Publications:

Rober A.R., R.J. Stevenson, & K.H. Wyatt. 2015. The role of light availability and herbivory on algal responses to nutrient enrichment in a riparian wetland, Alaska. Journal of Phycology 51(3): 528–535.

Wyatt K.H., J.S. Bange, A.S. Fitzgibbon, M.J. Bernot, & A.R. Rober. 2015. Nutrients and temperature interact to regulate algae and heterotrophic bacteria in an Alaskan poor fen peatland. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72: 447–453.

Rober A.R., K.H. Wyatt, R.J. Stevenson, & M.R. Turetsky. 2014. Spatial and temporal variability of algal community dynamics and productivity in floodplain wetlands along the Tanana River, Alaska. Freshwater Science 33(3): 765–777.

Wyatt, K.H., A.R. Rober, N. Schmidt, & I.R. Davison. 2014. Effects of desiccation and rewetting on the release and decomposition of dissolved organic carbon from benthic macroalgae. Freshwater Biology 59: 407–416.

Rober A.R., K.H. Wyatt, M.R. Turetsky, & R.J. Stevenson. 2013. Algal community response to experimental and interannual variation in hydrology in an Alaskan boreal fen. Freshwater Science 32: 1–11 

Wyatt K.H., M.R. Turetsky, A.R. Rober, D. Giroldo, E.S. Kane, & R. J. Stevenson. 2012. Contributions of algae to GPP and DOC production in an Alaskan fen: effects of historical water table manipulations on ecosystem responses to a natural flood. Oecologia 169: 821–832.

Rober A.R., K.H. Wyatt, & R.J. Stevenson. 2011. Regulation of algal structure and function by grazing and nutrients in a boreal wetland. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(3): 787-796.

Soranno P.A., T. Wagner, S.L. Martin, C. McLean, L.N. Novitski, C.D. Provence, & A.R. Rober. 2011. Determining regional reference conditions for freshwater ecosystem management: a comparison of approaches and recommendations. Lake and Reservoir Management 27(2): 138-148.

Kasischke E.S., L.L. Bourgeau-Chavez, A.R. Rober, K.H. Wyatt, J.M. Waddington, & M.R. Turetsky. 2009. Effects of soil moisture and water depth on ERS SAR backscatter measurements from an Alaskan wetland complex. Remote Sensing of Environment 113 (9): 1868-1873.