Robinson, Todd

Plant & Wildlife Sciences

Email: 5ytiidwtgnsxtsEg~z3jiz  (Email Form)

5110  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-6172

Associate Professor

 Courses Taught

Winter 2017
  • PWS 270: Animal Husbandry Section 001
  • PWS 335: Comparative Animal Nutrition Section 001
  • PWS 491R: Undergraduate Seminar Section 001
  • PWS 598R: Adv Topics in PWS Section 007
  • PWS 694R: Seminar Section 001
Fall 2016
  • PWS 155: Careers in Environmntl Science Section 001
  • PWS 325: Fisheries & Wetlands Mgt Section 001
  • PWS 491R: Undergraduate Seminar Section 001
  • PWS 598R: Adv Topics in PWS Section 005
  • PWS 694R: Seminar Section 001
Winter 2016
  • PWS 270: Animal Husbandry Section 001
  • PWS 335: Comparative Animal Nutrition Section 001
  • PWS 491R: Undergraduate Seminar Section 001
  • PWS 694R: Seminar Section 001
Fall 2015
  • PWS 155: Careers in Environmntl Science Section 001
  • PWS 325: Fisheries & Wetlands Mgt Section 001
  • PWS 491R: Undergraduate Seminar Section 001
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 011
  • PWS 694R: Seminar Section 001

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Robinson TF, Wayment T, Jensen RP, Hine A. 2016. Digestion of Soybean Meal in Alpacas. Journal of Animal Science Advances. 6(11):1794-1801.  doi:10.5455/jasa.1969123104000011

Stolworthy DK, Bowden AE, Roeder BL, Robinson TF, Holland JG, Christensen SL, Beatty AM, Bridgewater LC, Eggett DL, Wendel JD, et al. 2015. MRI evaluation of spontaneous intervertebral disc degeneration in the alpaca cervical spine. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 33(12):1776-83. <website> doi:10.1002/jor.22968

Nilsen B, Johnston NP, Stevens N, Robinson TF. 2015. In Situ Digestion of Amaranth, Barley and Quinoa in Alpacas. Journal of Animal Physiology and Nutrition. <website> doi:10.1111/jpn.12291

Robinson TF, Roeder BL. 2014. Serum and urine analyte comparison between llamas and alpacas fed three forages. Scientific Journal of Animal Science. 3:275-283.  doi:10.14196/sjas.v3i11.1752

Oldham CL, Robinson TF, Hunter ZR, Taylor L, White J, Johnston NP. 2014. Volatile Fatty Acid Profile for Grass hay or Alfalfa Hay Fed to Alpacas (Vicugna pacos). Journal of Animal Physiology and Nutrition. 98(5):908-913. <website> doi:10:1111/jpn:12157

Stevens N, Robinson TF, Nilsen B, Johnston NP. 2014. In situ digestion of forages and grains in alpacas fed alfalfa and grass hay. Journal of Animal Science Advances. 4:1038-1044.  doi:10.5455/jasa.20140919032305

Fugal R, Robinson TF, Anderson VJ. 2013. Effects of Supplementing a Low Quality Diet with Desert Shrub (Kochia prostrata) on Alpaca (Vicugna pacos) Nutritional Status. Journal of Animal Science Advances. 3(10):524-531.

Robinson TF, Roeder BL, Johnston NP. 2013. Nitrogen Balance and Blood Metabolites of Llama (Lama Glama) Fed Barley Hay Supplemented with Alfalfa and Quinoa Straw in Bolivia. Journal of Animal Science Advances. 3(8):386-391. <website>

Robinson TF, Harris BW, Johnston NP. 2013. Initial Compartment 1 pH Response to Grain Supplementation in Alpacas (Vicugna pacos) Fed Alfalfa and Grass Hay. Journal of Animal Science Advances. 3(7):354-360. <website>

Davies HL, Robinson TF, Roeder BL, Sharp ME, Johnston NP, Christensen AC. 2007. Plasma metabolites and nitrogen balance in Lama glama associated with forage quality at altitude. Small Ruminant Research. 69:1-9. <website>

Davies HL, Robinson TF, Roeder BL, Sharp ME, Johnston NP, Christensen A, Schaalje GB. 2006. Digestibility, nitrogen balance, and blood metabolites in llama (lama glama) and alpaca (lama pacos) fed barley or barley alfalfa diets. Small Ruminant Research. 64:online.

Robinson TF, Sponheimer M, Roeder BL, Passey B, Cerling TE, Dearing MD, Ehleringer JR. 2006. Digestibility and nitrogen retention in llamas and goats fed C3 grass, and C4 grass hays. Small Ruminant Research. 64(1-2):162-168.

Sponheimer M, Robinson TF, Cerling TE, Tegland L, Roeder BL, Ayliffe L, Dearing MD, Ehleringer JR. 2006. Turnover of stable carbon isotopes in the muscle, liver, and breath CO2 of alpacas (Lama pacos). Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 20(9):1395-1399. <website>

Passey BH, Robinson TF, Ayliffe LK, Cerling TE, Sponheimer M, Dearing MD, Roeder BL, Ehleringer JR. 2005. Carbon isotope fractionation between diet, breath CO2, and bioapatite in different mammals. Journal of Archaeological Science. 32(10):1459-1470.

Passey BH, Cerling TE, Schuster GT, Robinson TF, Roeder BL, Krueger SK. 2005. Inverse methods for estimating primary input signals from time-averaged intra-tooth isotope profiles. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 69(16):4101-4116.

Robinson TF, Roeder BL, Schaalje GB, Hammer JD, Burton S, Christensen MJ. 2005. Nitrogen balance and blood metabolites of alpaca (Lama pacos) fed three forages of different protein content. Small Ruminant Research. 58(2):123-133.

Codron D, Codron J, Sponheimer M, Lee-Thorp JA, Robinson TF, Grant CC, DeRuiter D. 2005. Assessing diet in Savanna herbivores using stable carbon isotope ratios of faeces. Koedoe. 48:115-124.

Sponheimer M, Robinson TF, Roeder BL, Ayliffe L, Passey B, Cerling T, Dearing D, Ehleringer J. 2003. An Experimental Study of Nitrogen Flux in Llamas: Is 14N Preferentially Excreted?. Journal of Archaeological Science. 30(12):1649-1655.

Burton S, Robinson TF, Roeder BL, Johnston NP, Latorre EV, Reyes SB, Schaalje GB. 2003. Body condition and blood metabolite characteristics of alpaca (Lama pacos) dams three months prepartum and dams and crias three months postpartum. Small Ruminant Research. 48(2):69-76.

Richards MP, Fuller BT, Sponheimer M, Robinson TF, Ayliffe L. 2003. Sulphur isotope measurements in archaeological samples: some methodological considerations. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol. 13:37-45.

Conference Proceedings

Whitaker J, Robinson TF, Whiting J. 2008. Stable isotope analysis of Big Horn sheep feces and forage. T.S. Smith & J. Miller, editor. Cody, WY: NWSGC. <website>

Presentations

Bridgewater LC, Christensen L, Stolworthy DK, Fullwood RA, Merrell TM, Holland JG, Harmon LM, Robinson TF, Bowden AE. Development of an alpaca disc culture system for the study of intervertebral disc degeneration. Second International Spine Research Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. 2013 .

Nordquist MW, Petersen SL, Robinson TF, Collins G. Stable isotope diet reconstruction of feral horses (Equus caballus) on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, USA. International Wild Equid Conference. Vienna, Austria. 2012 .

Harris B, Robinson TF, Bott NI. Diurnal pH of the first compartment stomach of alpacas fed alfalfa or grass hay supplemented with oats, corn, and corn/oats/barley. Joint Animal and Dairy Science. Phoenix, AZ. 2012 .

Nordquist MW, Petersen SL, Robinson TF. Feral Horse Diet Selection and Forage Availability. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Bott NI, Robinson TF, Merkley R, Tibary A. Preliminary results of estrous synchronization and timed artificial insemination in domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Annual Theriogenology Conference & Symposia. Milwaukee, WI. 2011 .

Robinson TF. Diurnal pH and in vitro gas production of the first compartment stomach of alpacas fed grass hay, oats, COB and alfalfa. Experimental Biology. Washington D.C. 2011 .

Nordquist MW, Robinson TF, Petersen SL. Stable isotope diet reconstruction using tail hairs of feral horses on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Society for Range Management. Billings, Montana. 2011 .

Passey BH, Robinson TF, Cerling TE, Singer JW. Cut-and-dried: Leaf water is the primary amplifier of an aridity signal in mammalian body water d18O. The 6th International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies. Honolulu, HI. 2008 .

Roeder BL, Anderson J, Petersen A, Robinson TF. Affect of water deprivation on plasma and urine analytes of llamas. American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association Meetings. St. Louis, Missouri. 2004 .

Roeder BL, Sharp M, Horey C, Robinson TF. Serum and urine indice comparisons between llamas and alpacas fed three forages. American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association Meetings. St. Louis, Missouri. 2004 .

Teagland LD, Robinson TF, Sponheimer M, Roeder BL, Ayliffe L. Turnover of liver and muscle tissue determined by dietary stable isotope incorporation. Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology. 2003 .

Steele FM, Cox A, Hope BJ, Robinson TF, Hawkins EW. Proximate analysis of meat from intact and castrate alpacas (Lama pacos) of varying age and feed regimen. Inst. Food Technol. Mtg. Chicago IL. 2003 .

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