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Professor Emerita of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

Professor Chazdon is a Professor in the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on tropical forest regeneration and restoration.

Prior to coming to UConn she was a NSF Research Fellow in Environmental Biology at the Univ. California-Berkeley, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Carnegie Institution of Washington, Dept. of Plant Biology, Stanford, CA (with C.B. Field), and a Postdoctoral Research Botanist, Univ. California-Davis (with R. W. Pearcy). Professor Chazdon received a B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College, Iowa and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University. She recently published a book entitled “Second growth: The promise of tropical forest regeneration in an age of deforestation.”


  • –present
    Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut


Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2018; Woman of Innovation Award in Research Innovation and Leadership, Connecticut Technology Council 2014; Elected member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering 2012; Honors Faculty of the Year 2005; Provost’s Award for Excellence in Research 2004; President's Medal British Ecological Society, 2003