Robin M. Grossinger

Robin M. Grossinger
Senior Scientist
Historical Ecology Program Manager
Robin Grossinger is a Senior Scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, where he directs SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes program. For over twenty years, Robin has analyzed how San Francisco Bay and other California landscapes have changed since European contact, using these data to highlight opportunities and guide landscape-scale restoration strategies. The innovative work of Robin and his colleagues to synthesize history and science has been acclaimed for helping scientists, managers, and the public appreciate both the dramatic transformation and the impressive resilience of the state's ecosystems. Robin’s many publications include the Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas, released by the University of California Press in 2012. He has been recognized with a Local Hero award from Bay Nature magazine (2012) and the Carla Bard Bay Education Award from The Bay Institute and Aquarium of the Bay in 2014.
Publication List
Curriculum Vitae

News and Notables:

Mar-22-14 | Events and Appearances

SFEI scientists are participating in two sessions at the 2014 Salmonid Restoration Federation conference

Mar-04-14 | Events and Appearances

The award honors those who have significantly increased the public's understanding of, and concern for, the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.

Feb-01-14 | Media

Join Robin Grossinger as he describes Flood Control 2.0 and how bay area environmental organizations are rethinking the way that flooding is controlled around San Francisco Bay.

Aug-30-13 | Events and Appearances

Above and Below: Stories from Our Changing Bay draws extensively on SFEI expertise in water quality, mapping, indigenous knowledge, and Bay history. SFEI partnered in the development of the show over the past two years, with Senior Scientist Robin Grossinger serving as guest co-curator.

Jun-26-13 | Technology

SFEI, on behalf of the Wetland Monitoring Workgroup is releasing a series of technology tools to help with aquatic resource protection and management.

Mar-27-13 | Events and Appearances

Ruth Askevold and Robin Grossinger will present: 'Designing Resilient Landscapes: What history teaches us about San Francisco and the Bay-Delta Estuary'

Feb-09-13 | Events and Appearances

Join Honorary Co-Chairs Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon for a celebration of our libraries and the Bay Area literary community.

Jan-02-13 | Coordination and Collaboration

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has published a series interactive maps depicting the streams and historical habitats of the South Bay and the Santa Clara Valley. Interactive maps and points of interest are viewable in Google Earth.

Nov-15-12 | Events and Appearances

Robin Grossinger and Alison Whipple presented the Delta Historical Ecology Report

Nov-01-12 | Events and Appearances

SFEI scientist Robin Grossinger has been invited to sail on the Alma, a historic schooner that was built at a shipyard near Hunter's Point in 1891. On November 1, the Alma will sail from Aquatic Park to the historic shipyard where the scow was built in India Basin.