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Robin L. Graham

Deputy Associate Laboratory Director


Robin Lambert Graham is a forest ecosystem ecologist with expertise in biomass resource availability for bioenergy and climate change. She is currently overseeing Argonne’s climate change and biological research for the Department of Energy.

Prior to joining Argonne, she spent 25 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge Tennessee where she managed the Oak Ridge Bioenergy Research program, served in multiple leadership positions and conducted research for TVA, USAID, NASA, and DOE. For a decade she was the secretary for the Association of Ecosystem Research Centers. Early in her career she did forestry research for Weyerhaeuser Co. She has always enjoyed the intersection of research and application and has published extensively with economists and those outside her academic domain.


  • Ph.D., Forest Ecology, Oregon State University
  • A.B. Biology, Dartmouth College

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Awards, Honors & Memberships

  • Member of the Ecological Society of America
  • Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Selected Publications

  • Dale, Virginia H., Keith L. Kline, Lynn L. Wright, Robert D. Perlack, Mark Downing, and Robin L. Graham. 2011. Interactions between bioenergy feedstock choices and landscape dynamics and land use. Ecological applications21(4):1039-1054.
  • Garten C.T., D.J Brice, H.F. Castro, R.L. Graham, M.A. Mayes, J.R. Phillips, W.M. Post III, C.W. Schadt, S.D. Wullschleger, D.D.Tyler, P.M. Jardine, J.D. Jastrow, R. Matamala, R.M. Miller, K.K. Moran, T.W. Vugteveen, R.C. Izaurralde, A.M. Thomson, T.O. West, J.E.Amonette, V.L. Bailey, F.B. Metting, and J.L. Smith. 2011. Response of Alamo” switchgrass tissue chemistry and biomass to nitrogen fertilization in West Tennessee, USAAgriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 140:289-297.
  • Greene, D.L., P.R. Boudreaux, D.J. Dean, W. Fulkerson, A.L. Gaddis, R.L. Graham, R.L. Graves, J.L. Hopson, P. Hughes, M.V. Lapsa, T.E. Mason, R.F. Standaert, T.J. Wilbanks, and A. Zucker. 2010. The importance of advancing technology to America’s energy goals. Energy Policy38:3886-3890.
  • Graham, R.L. 2007. Forecasting the magnitude of sustainable biofeedstock supplies: the challenges and the rewards. Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining. 1:255-263.
  • Graham, R.L., R. Nelson, J. Sheehan, R.D. Perlack, and L.L. Wright. 2007. Current and potential U.S. corn stover supplies. Agronomy Journal. 99:1-11.
  • Perlack, R.D., L.L. Wright, A.F. Turhollow, R.L. Graham, B. J. Stokes, and D.C. Erbach. 2005. Biomass as feedstock for a bioenergy and bioproducts industry: The technical feasibility of a billion-ton supply”. DOE/GO-102005-2135; ORNL/TM-2005/66Oak Ridge National laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. 59 pgs.