Robert Buchsbaum is Mass Audubon’s Regional Scientist in the Southeast, Cape, and Islands Region and has been a staff scientist here since 1987. His major responsibilities are to coordinate Mass Audubon’s statewide biological inventory and monitoring project and to work with sanctuaries on their ecological research and management needs.
Robert received a PhD in marine ecology from Boston University and has carried out research on salt marshes, seagrass meadows, and other coastal habitats.
Robert enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for the natural world and is a frequent trip leader and lecturer for Mass Audubon and other environmental groups. His particular interests include marine and coastal habitats, wildflowers, birds, climate change, and alpine ecology.
He has traveled extensively in the United States and internationally and has led trips to Australia, Hawaii, the Galápagos, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Virgin Islands.