Dr. Robert Tompkins

Associate Professor of Biology 


  • Clemson University, Major: Plant and Environmental Sciences, Ph.D., 2011.
  •  North Carolina State University, Major: Botany, M.S., 1996.
  •  Guilford College, Major: Biology, B.S., 1990
  • General Biology
  • Research Methods
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Economic Botany
  • Environmental Science
  • Senior Seminar
  • Organismal Biology
  • Tompkins, R.D. Exotic species occurrence in remnant and restored Eastern prairie ecosystems and their relation to native species richness, evenness, and functional abundance. 2019. American Midland Naturalist 182:1-11.
  • Tompkins, R.D. and C.M. Luckenbaugh. 2018. Vascular flora of Crowders Mountain State Park. Castanea 83:236-248.
  • Tompkins, R.D., C. A. McAllister and S. Bloom. 2015. Polyploidy levels for some remnant eastern big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) populations: implications for conservation and restoration. Ecological Restoration 33:289-296.
  • Tompkins, R.D. 2013. Prairie-relict communities of a Piedmont monadnock. Castanea 78:185- 197.
  • Tompkins, R.D and W. C. Bridge