Robin Chazdon

Professor Emerita, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Robin Chazdon is Professor Emerita in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Connecticut and part-time Research Professor with the Tropical Forests and People Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. After 28 years as a university professor, Dr. Chazdon has served as the Executive Director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and as Director of the NSF-funded Research Coordination Network PARTNERS (People and Reforestation in the Tropics), focused on understanding the socio-ecological drivers of reforestation in the tropics. She is a Senior Fellow with the World Resources Institute Global Restoration Initiative; a Senior Research Associate with the International Institute for Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and adjunct professor at the University of Colorado. She has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and co-edited two books on tropical forests. Her sole-authored book “Second growth: The promise of tropical forest regeneration in an age of deforestation” was published in 2014.