Dr. Lisa Robbins

Lisa Robbins

Dr. Lisa L. Robbins is a Senior Scientist at the USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies in St. Petersburg FL. From 1999 to late 2005, she served as Chief Scientist and Center Director, overseeing approximately 170 employees in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Virgin Islands. She also served as Board of Director, Science Chair for the USGS Florida Integrated Science Center, which included all 7 USGS offices in Florida and Virgin Island field station.

She is a former member of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program  U.S. Advisory Committee where she served as Chair of the Education and Outreach Committee, was ex officio member of the Board of Directors of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, and serves on Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry Board of Directors.

Dr. Robbins has scientific research record in the fields of molecular paleontology and marine biogeochemistry. She was a Professor of Geology at the University of South Florida for 11 years, where she served as the Interim Head of the Department of Geology and was the director of the Molecular Paleontology and Biomineralization Laboratory. Dr. Robbins received her Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in 1987.