Robin Chazdon is a Professor in the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. She specializes in ecology and regeneration of tropical and temperate forests, conservation and restoration of tropical forests, tropical second-growth forests, biodiversity and conservation in agricultural landscapes.
Ph.D., Ecol. & Evol. Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, 1984
B.A., Biology, Grinnell College, Iowa, 1978
2016–Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute, Global Restoration Initiative
2016–Professor Emerita, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Connecticut
2016–Professor of Tropical Forest Restoration, Tropical Forest and People Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, DC Queensland, Australia (40% appointment)
2015–Senior Research Associate, International Institute for Sustainability, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014-2019 – Executive Director, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
2014–Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Colorado
2013-2018–Director, People and Reforestation in the Tropics Research Coordination Network (PARTNERS)
2000-2016–Full Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Connecticut
1994-2000–Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Connecticut
1988-1994–Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Connecticut
1986-1988–NSF Research Fellow in Environmental Biology, Univ. California, Berkeley
1985-1986–Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Dept. of Plant Biology, Stanford, CA (with C.B. Field)
1984-1985–Postdoctoral Research Botanist, Univ. California, Davis (with R. W. Pearcy)
2014-2017–Visiting Professor, University of São Paulo ESALQ, Piracicaba, Brazil
2010 (Feb-Apr)–Visiting Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 (Oct-Nov)–Visiting Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
2002 (Jan-June)–Visiting Professor, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1994 (Apr-June)–Visiting Professor, CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder
Current Research Program
Regeneration and restoration of tropical forests, life history and functional traits of tropical tree species, landscape effects on forest regeneration, ecosystem services in restored and regenerating forests, decision- support tools for forest landscape restoration , socio-ecological systems and resilience.
Awards and Honors
- Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics, 2018
- Finalist, Prince Bernhard Chair, Utrecht University, 2014
- 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
Fellowships and Grants
Costa Rica Debt for Nature Fund; 2016-2019; Forests and citizen science: A pilot program for ecosystem services and landscape connectivity in regenerating forests on small private farms (with the Organization for Tropical Studies)
NSF, DEB 2016, LTREB Supplement; 2016
Science without Borders Fellowship (Brazil); 2015-2017
National Geographic Society; 2015-2016; Seedling regeneration and tree-frugivore interaction networks during tropical forest regeneration
NSF, DEB 2014; LTREB Supplement
NSF, CNH, 2013-2019; RCN: Tropical Reforestation Network: Building a socio- ecological understanding of reforestation in the tropics (Principal Investigator)
NSF, DEB 2012-2017; Collaborative Research/LTREB Renewal: Successional pathways and rates of change in tropical forests of Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico (Principal Investigator)
NSF, CNH, 2011-2015; Collaborative Research: The emergence of effective governance arrangements for tropical forest ecosystems (Co-investigator)
NSF, Population and Community Ecology, 2011-2014; Collaborative Research: Modeling successional vegetation dynamics in wet tropical forests at multiple scales: Integrating neighborhood effects, functional traits, and phylogeny.
NSF, DEB 2011-2012; Dissertation Research: Functional trait diversity and community assembly of trees and seedlings during tropical forest succession
NSF, OISE Workshop Grant, 2009-2010; Neotropical secondary forest regeneration: Integrating ecological processes across multiple scales
Large Grant, UConn Research Foundation, 2009; Dynamics and reassembly of woody seedling and sapling communities in tropical secondary forests
NASA, 2009-2013; Detecting changes of forest biomass from fusion of radar and lidar: Developing DESDynl measurement requirements (subgrant from JPL)
Blue Moon Fund, 2008-2012; Valuing the carbon and biodiversity of secondary and mature tropical forests
NSF, LTREB, 2007-2011; Collaborative Research/LTREB Successional pathways and rates of change in tropical forests of Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mexico
NSF, Ecological Studies, 2004-2007; Causes and consequences of temporal patterns in tree colonization during succession
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, January -July, 2002; spent 6 months in Northern Queensland, Australia (James Cook University, Cairns campus)
NSF, Travel Support for an International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems, 2001 (co-P.I)
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 1996-1999 (1 grant); 1999-2002 (2 grants)
NSF, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (3); 1997-99, 2000-2001, 2005-2006)
USDA, Plant Responses to the Environment, 1993-1995; Carbohydrate economy in relation to ecological patterns of tree regeneration
NSF, Ecosystems, 1992-1996; Environmental heterogeneity and woody species diversity in low-elevation tropical secondary forests
University of Connecticut Research Foundation Grant, 1988-2004 (5 grants) NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Biology, 1986-1988; Plant size: Ecological and morphological consequences.
Organization for Tropical Studies, Noyes Predoctoral Fellowship, 1983-1984 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Short-term Fellowship, 1982
NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1979-1982
- Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
- Ecological Society of America
- The International Palm Society
- International Society of Tropical Foresters
Manuscript and Grant Reviews (Past 5 Years)
Journals: Agroforestry Systems; Biological Conservation; BioScience; Biotropica; Conservation Biology; Conservation Letters; Diversity and Distributions; Ecological Applications; Ecology; Ecology Letters; Ecosystems, Agriculture and Environment; Environmental Management; Forest Ecology & Management; Ecosphere; Ecological Applications; Frontiers in Ecology and Environment; Forests, Forestry, Global Change Biology; Global Environmental Change, International Forestry Review; Int. J. Plant Science; Journal of Applied Ecology; Journal of Ecology; Journal of Journal of Land Use Policy, Journal of Vegetation Science; Land Degradation & Development, Landscape Ecology; Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature Sustainability, Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B.; Restoration Ecology; Science; Solutions; World Development
Ad hoc reviewer of proposals for the National Science Foundation, USDA, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and several private foundations
- Spanish (fluent in reading, writing, and speaking)
Guest Editor, Special Issue of Forests on “Forest and Landscape Restoration— Making it Happen” (with John Herbohn, Nestor Gregorio, Liz Ota, Sarah Wilson, and Sharif Mukul)
Guest Editor, Special Issue of Land Use Policy on “Governance of Forest and Landscape Restoration” (with Arun Agrawal, Eduardo Brondizio, John Herbohn, and Sarah Wilson)
Guest Editor, Special issue of Current Conservation, “Tropical Forest Restoration” (with Kartik Shanker); 2017-2018
Ambio Advisory Board, 2016-2019
Co-Editor, Special Issue of Biotropica, “The Role of Natural Regeneration in Large-scale Forest and Landscape Restoration: Challenge and Opportunity” (with Maria Uriarte); 2015-2016
Editorial Board, Restoration Ecology (2015)
Editorial Board, Ecological Restoration (2015)
Editorial Board, Biotropica (2006-2014)
Editor-in-Chief, Biotropica (2005-2007)
Managing Editor, Biotropica (2003-2004)
Editorial Board, Physiological Ecology series, Academic Press, 1999-2001
Editorial Board, Oecologia, 1998-2003
Associate Editor, American Journal of Botany, 1995-2003
Editorial Review Board, Tree Physiology, 1987-1988, 1993-1999; 2000-2003
Invited Lectures, Plenaries, and Keynote Presentations
Speaker, Restoration Science Relevant for Action, Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, UK, 23-24 September, 2019
Interview for Our Planet.com, Floating Harbour Studios, Bristol UK, 3 June, 2019
Invited Seminar, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1 April, 2019
Speaker, 2019 Polson Institute Symposium “Net Zero by 2050: Carbon Dioxide removal and the UN Special Report on 1.5C”, 8 March, 2019, Ithaca, New York
Plenary Speaker and co-organizer, International Conference on Forest and Landscape Restoration: Making it Happen, 25-27 February, 2019, Manila, Philippines
Plenary Speaker, “Forests at risk: Białowieża and beyond”, 12–15 February 2019, Warsaw/Białowieża, Poland
Invited Lecture, Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, China Academy of Forestry, Guangzhou, China, 13 April, 2018
The 10th Jack Westoby Lecture, Australian National University, Canberra, Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Invited speaker, CBD SBSTTA, 14 November 2017, Montreal and Global Landscape Forum, 20 December, 2017
Keynote Speaker, VII Simpósio de Restauração Ecológica, Instituto de Botânica de São Paulo, November 2017
Keynote Speaker, IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany, September 2017
Plenary Speaker, Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference; Iguazu Falls, Brazil, August 2017
Plenary Speaker, International Congress on Conservation Biology, Cartagena, Colombia, July 2017
Plenary Speaker, Ecological Integration Symposium, Texas A&M University, March 2017
Invited Seminar, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, February 2017 Keynote Speaker and Panelist, 3rd Science for Biodiversity Forum, Mainstreaming biodiversity: contributions from science to policy, 1-2 December 2016, Cancún, México; CBD COP13
Invited Speaker, 63rd Annual Fall Symposium Ecological Restoration in a Changing Biosphere; October 7-8, St. Louis, MO
Keynote Speaker, High-level Science-Policy Plenary, Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France; 6 December 2015
Speaker, Discussion Forum on Scaling up restoration, bringing down poverty – an assessment of opportunities and risks, from the Amazon to Africa’s Mayombe Forest, Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France; 5 December 2015
Keynote Speaker, IUFRO Research Group Conference on Small-scale Forestry Small-scale and Community Forestry and the Changing Nature of Forest Landscapes, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, 11-15 October 2015
Invited Symposium talk; Networking for the Sustainable Future of the Tropics; Japanese Society of Tropical Ecology, Kyoto, Japan, June 2015
Keynote Speaker: Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Zurich, Switzerland; April 2015
Invited Symposium talk in Symposium on Secondary Forests and Agro-diverse Systems: Dynamics of Regrowth in the Neotropics; Global Land Project Open Meeting; Berlin, Germany; March 19, 2014
Keynote Address: Annual Symposium on Climate Change in Tropical Developing Regions, The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH, November 9 2013
Keynote Speaker: Wallace Conference on Climate-Smart Landscapes, Sept. 30- Oct. 4, CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Invited talk in Symposium on Natural Forest Succession in the Tropics: Lessons and Implications for Tropical Forest Restoration and Conservation”; International Congress of Ecology; London, UK; Aug 22, 2013
Keynote Address: 18th Annual Conference, Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters, January 2012
Plenary lecture, Student Conference on Conservation Science; American Museum of Natural History, October 2011
Plenary lecture, British Ecological Society, Tropical Ecology Group, Early Career Researcher Meeting, Manchester, UK; March 2009
Invited Speaker, Tropical Extinction Symposium, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. January 2009
Keynote Address: Congreso Mexicano de Botánica, Zacatecas, México, Oct 2007 Invited Speaker, Symposium on Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests, Dec. 2006, Stanford University
Co-organizer (with Victoria Guttierez of WeForest) of three workshops of the Forest and Landscape Restoration Standards Taskforce in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil (Sept. 2017), Nairobi, Kenya (Sept. 2018), and Leyte, Philippines (Feb. 2019)
Participant, Latsis Symposium on Scaling-Up Forest Restoration, ETH Zurich, 6 June, 2018
Organizer, PARTNERS Communications Workshop, Washington, DC. May 2018
Co-organizer, SESYNC workshop on Indicators and Monitoring of FLR, Annapolis, April 2018 (with Arun Agrawal)
Participant, International Conference on Forest Landscape Restoration under Global Change, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2017
Instructor, Capacity Building Course for Initiative 20×20, La restauración de paisajes: principios y herramientas inclusivos para liderar la transformación; Costa Rica, May 2017
Participant, PARTNERS workshop on “New perspectives on Forest Transitions in the Tropics,” Rutgers University, May 2017
Co-organizer, SESYNC workshop on Goverance of Reforestation in the Tropics, Annapolis, April 2017 (with Arun Agrawal)
Invited Participant, Nature Conservancy Expert Workshop on Forest Restoration, Oxford, UK, February 2017
Invited Participant, International Regional Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration: From Policy to Practice, September 2016, San Salvador, El Salvador
Invited Participant, Meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration, The Prince’s Charities International Sustainability Unit, British Academy, London, UK, March 2016
Co-organizer of “Social Dimensions of Reforestation Pathways in the Tropics” Pursuit (with Arun Agrawal), SESYNC (National Socioenvironmental Synthesis Center), Annapolis, MD 2016–2018
Invited Participant, Workshop on The Carbon Sequestration Potential of Restoration, Piro Research Station, Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica, February 2016
Organizer, Second PARTNERS Workshop, Storrs, CT, 21-25 October, 2015
Forest Restoration Panel, Forests, Climate Change and Development Meeting of The Prince’s Charities International Sustainability Unit, British Academy, London, UK, 26 January 2015
Co-organizer with Miguel Calmon, Lars Laestadius, and Bernardo Strassburg, Workshop on the Role of Natural Regeneration in Large-Scale Forest Restoration: Challenge and Opportunity, Rio Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19-21 November 2014
Invited Faculty, Workshop on Disturbance, Fragmentation and Restoration of Ecosystems in the Context of Climate Change, University of Antananativo, Forestry Department, Madagascar 13-22 October 2014
Co-organizer with Calin May Tobin (UCS) of Symposium on Conservation, Evaluation, and Valuation of Secondary Forests, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting, Cairns, Australia July 2014
Organizer, Inaugural PARTNERS Workshop, Storrs, CT 21-25 May 2014
Invited participant, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Ecosystem Services, Irvine, California, November 2011
Symposium co-organizer (with Ilyas Siddique and Carla Caterall), “Ecosystem services in successional and restored tropical forest,” Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference, Mérida, Mexico, August 2011
Symposium participant, “Disturbance and resilience in tropical forests: linking recovery dynamics knowledge and management.” Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, June 2011
Invited participant; Satellite meeting on Biological Diversity in a Changing World; October, 2010; The Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire UK
Co-organizer (with Maria Uriarte) of Symposium “Local and landscape drivers of tropical secondary forest regeneration and implications for ecosystem services” Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation meeting in Bali, Indonesia July 2010
Symposium participant, Plant Functional Diversity in Human Modified Landscapes; INTECOL 2009 meeting in Brisbane, Australia; August 2009
Co-organizer, NSF/UNAM International Workshop on Secondary Forest Regeneration in the Neotropics; Morelia, Mexico; October 2009
Participant, Debating the Tropical Extinction Crisis Workshop, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama; August 2008
Participant, Columbia University-Rutgers University MaGrann 2008 Conference on Land-use Transitions in the Tropics; March 2008
Symposium Organizer; “Managing Tropical Agricultural Landscapes to Enhance Biodiversity;” Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation; July 2008, Morelia, Michoacan, México
Invited Participant, Workshop on The Social Life of Forests: New Frameworks for Studying Change; University of Chicago, May 2008
Invited Participant, Workshop on Tropical Forests in Transition: La Selva as a Case Study; May 2007, La Selva, Costa Rica.
Invited Participant, Applied Ecology Strategic Thinking Workshop; Center for Tropical Forest Studies; May 2007, Panama City, Panama.
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting; Aug 2007, Chazdon, R. L. and D. Boucher, Organized Oral Session “Agricultural landscapes: Critical for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Restoration”
Co-organizer, NCEAS Working Group, Biodiversity and Conservation Value of Agricultural Landscapes of Mesoamerica (2004-2006)
Advisory and Review Committees
Advisory Team, Nature-based Solutions Initiative, 2019-
Advisory Board, Trillion Trees, 2018-
Academic Advisory Board, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore, India 2018-2021
Science Advisory Board, WeForest, 2014-
International Advisory Committee, FOREFRONT Program (Nature’s benefits in agro-forest frontiers: linking actor strategies, functional biodiversity and ecosystem services), 2015–2020
Scientific Committee for Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement (FLARE), IFRI (International Forestry Resources and Institutions), 2015-
NSF Population and Community Ecology Panel, November 6-8, 2013 Program Review Committee, 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, October 6-11, 2013
Program Review Committee, New Frontiers in Tropical Biology: The Next 50 Years (A Joint Meeting of ATBC and OTS), June 2013
Scientific Advisory Committee, National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center; 2011-2013
Advisory Panel for CATIE-Idaho NSF-IGERT, “Evaluating resilience of ecological and social systems in changing landscapes: a doctoral research and education program in Idaho and Costa Rica,” 2012-2014
Scientific Review Committee, Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Manaus, Brazil, 2007
NSF Ecology Panel, 2007
Member, IUCN Species Survival Commission, Palm Specialist Group (2005- 2016)
Member, La Selva Advisory Committee (2005-2016)
Member, Founding Board, Costa Rica-USA Foundation (2004-2014)
Member, External Advisory Committee, CREST-CATEC (Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (2003-2008)
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, National Center for Ecological Research and Synthesis, 2000-2003
Coordinating Committee, Multi-Site, Multi-Investigator, Multi-Disciplinary (3M) Initiative for Training Plant Ecology Graduate Students, 2001-2003
OTS Research Fellowship Advisory Committee, 1999-2001
Nominating committee, Organization for Tropical Studies, 1991, 1999
NSF dissertation improvement grant panel, 1998
Professional Society Positions
Executive Director, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, 2014-
Past-President, Association for Tropical Biology, 1999
President, Association for Tropical Biology, 1998
Chair, Ad Hoc Task Force on Membership, Ecological Society of America, 1999- 2001
Member at Large, Ecological Society of America Governing Board, 1998-2000
Member, Board of Directors, OTS, 1989-1999
Member at Large, Executive Committee, Organization for Tropical Studies, 1993-97
Member, USDA Plant Responses to Environment Panel, 1992
Council Member, Association for Tropical Biology, 1990-1991
Dean’s Excellence in Research Award Committee, 2011, 2013
McNair Achievement Program Advisory Board, 2013
Provost Search Committee, Fall 2012
University Senate, Scholastic Standards Committee, 2012-2014
UConn Forest Committee, 2012-
CLAS Grade Appeal, Panel Member, 2012
Faculty Focus Group, W Taskforce, 2010
Udall Award Committee, 2010-2012
Future of Environmental Sciences Committee, 2009
Environmental Literacy Committee, 2006-2009, 2013-
Environmental Studies Degree Committee, 2008-2013
Faculty Advisor, Env. Biology Concentration, Env. Sci. Major 2007-2013
EEB Department Head Search Committee, 2006
Dept. Head’s Advisory Committee, 2002-2009
EEB Courses and Curriculum Committee, 2002
Faculty Advisor, Environmental Studies Minor, 2002-2014
Environmental Studies Minor Committee, 1999-2001
Experiential Learning Advisory Board, 2000-2001
Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee, EEB, 2000-2005
Planning Committee, Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment, 1999-
Biology Liason, exchange program with University of Puerto Rico, 1999-2000
Puerto Rican and Latino studies committee, 1999-2001
Travel technology committee, 1999-2000
Off-campus advisor for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1995-
EEB Department promotion and tenure committee: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 (head), 2009, 2011 (head)
Board Member, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, 1999-
Member, Life Sciences Review Panel, 1998-99
University mentoring program for women in science, 1997-1998
Chair, Plant/Ecosystem Ecology Search Committee, 1996-97
Chair, Life Sciences Review Panel, 1992
Caribbean and Latin American studies committee, 1990-2010
University Teaching and Mentoring:
Current Ph.D. advisees: 1 (Univ. of Nebraska), 1 (USP/ESALQ)
Ph.D Students trained: Adrienne Nicotra, Juan Manuel Dupuy, Silvia Iriarte, Rebecca Montgomery, Catherine Cardelus, U. Uzay Sezen, Juan Pablo Arroyo, Susan Letcher, Vanessa Boukili, Amanda Wendt, Ricardo Cesar (USP/ESALQ), Jing Hu (Univ. of Queensland)
BS/MS students trained: Lindsay Bowerman, Walter Barozi, Zbigniew Grabowski, Alexander Defrancesco
Masters students trained: Manette Sandor
Post-doctoral associates: Manuel Guariguata, Robert Capers, Natalia Norden, Juan Pablo Arroyo, Danaë Rozendaal
Faculty mentor: Tracey Rittenhouse, Alice Boyle
Organizer and instructor, La Selva Module, 3M Graduate Field Course in Tropical Biology, September 2001
Mentor, Research Experiences for Undergraduate Program, La Selva Biological Station, June-August 2003 and June-August 2005
Undergraduate REU or Honors students: Brett Butler (1992), Randy Kabakoff (1992), Mary Beth Palomaki (2003), Benjamin Plourde (2008), Frank Cervo (2012), Thomas Dannehy (2014)
Peer-reviewed documents, policy briefs, and magazine articles
Chazdon, R. L. and M. R. Guariguata. 2018. Decision support tools for forest landscape restoration: Current status and future outlook. Occasional Paper 183. Bogor, Indonesia: CIFOR.
Chazdon, R. L. 2018. Advances and challenges for achieving large-scale forest restoration in the tropics. Current Conservation 12: 3-7.
Chazdon, R. L., B. Bodin, M. Guariguata, D. Lamb, B. Walder, U. Chokkalingam, K. Shono. 2017. Partnering with nature: The case for natural regeneration in forest and landscape restoration. CBD/FERI Policy Brief. Montreal, Canada. [also translated into Spanish and French]
Ding, H., S. Faruqi, A. Wu, J. C. Altamirano, A. Anchondo Ortega, M. Verdone, R. Zamora Cristales, R. Chazdon, and W. Vergara. 2017. Roots of prosperity: The economic and finance of restoring land. World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.
Chazdon, R. L., V. Guttierez, L. Laestadius, M. Guariguata. 2019. FLoRES White Paper: Co-creating Conceptual and Working Forest and Landscape Restoration Frameworks Based on Core Principles.
Chazdon, R. L. 2014. Second growth: The promise of tropical forest regeneration in an age of deforestation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. 449 pages. [now translated into Portuguese]
Chazdon, R. L. and T. C. Whitmore (Eds.) 2002. Foundations of tropical biology: Key papers and commentaries. University of Chicago Press.
Mulkey, S., R. Chazdon, and A. P. Smith (Eds.) 1996. Tropical forest plant ecophysiology. Chapman and Hall.
Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed, Total of 21)
Chazdon, R. L. 2017. Forest succession and human agency in an uncertain future. Pp 87- 90 in: W. J. Kress and J. K. Stine, Eds. Living in the Anthropocene: Humanity in the age of humans. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, D. C.
Chazdon, R. L. and J. M. Rey Beneyas. 2017. Ecological restoration and ecosystem services. Pp. 522-536 in Allison, S. K. and S. Murphy, Eds. Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration, Routledge, New York.
Chazdon, R. L., B. Vilchez Alvarado, S. Letcher, A. Wendt, and U. U. Sezen. 2014. Effects of human activities on successional pathways: Case studies from lowland wet forests of Northeastern Costa Rica. Pp. 129-139 in Hecht, S., K. Morrison, and C. Padoch, Eds. The Social Life of Forests, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
Chazdon, R. L. and J. P. Arroyo. 2013. Tropical forests as complex adaptive systems. Pp. 35-59 in Messier, C., K J. Puettmann, and K. D. Coates, Eds. Managing forests as complex adaptive systems: Building resilience to the challenge of global change. Routledge, NY.
Chazdon, R. L. 2013. Regenerating tropical forest ecosystems. Pp. 277-286 in: Levin, S., Editor. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd Edition, Volume 7. Academic Press, Waltham, MA.
Chazdon, R. L., C. A. Harvey, M. Martínez-Ramos, P. Balvanera, K. E. Stoner, J. E. Schondube, L. D. Avila-Cabadilla, and M. Flores-Hidalgo. 2011. Seasonal dry forest biodiversity and conservation value in agricultural landscapes of Mesoamerica. Pp. 195-219 in R. Dirzo, H. A. Mooney, G. Ceballos, and H. Young, editors. Ecology and conservation of Neotropical dry forests. Island Press, Washington, D. C.
Jost, L., A. Chao, and R. L. Chazdon. 2010. Assessing community similarity and beta diversity. Pp. 66-84 In: Magurran, A. and B. McGill. Biological diversity: frontiers in measurement and assessment. Oxford University Press, NY.
Arroyo-Mora, J. P., M. Kalacska, and R. Chazdon. 2009. Spectral unmixing of forest recovery in selectively logged units in a tropical lowland forest, Costa Rica. 2009. Anais XIV Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, Natal, Brasil, 25-30 abril 2009, INPE, p. 2539-2546.
Arroyo, J. P., M. Kalacska, R. L. Chazdon, D. Civco, G. Obando, and A. A. Sanchum. G.A. (Eds) Hyperspectral remote sensing of tropical and sub-tropical forests. Taylor and Francis Group – CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
Chazdon, R. L. 2008. Chance and determinism in tropical forest succession. In: Carson, W. and S. Schnitzer, Eds. Tropical forest community ecology. Pp. 384-408. Blackwell Publishing.
Chazdon, R. L. 2002. Introduction. Pages 1-4 In: Chazdon, R. L. and T. C. Whitmore (Eds.) Foundations of tropical forest biology: Classic papers with commentaries. University of Chicago Press.
Chazdon, R. L. and the Earl of Cranbrook. 2002. Tropical naturalists of the 16th-19th centuries. Pages 5-14 In: Chazdon, R. L. and T. C. Whitmore (Eds.) Foundations of tropical forest biology: Classic papers with commentaries. University of Chicago Presss.
Chazdon, R. L. and J. S. Denslow. 2002. Floristic composition and species richness. Pages 513-522 In: Chazdon, R. L. and T. C. Whitmore (Eds.) Foundations of tropical forest biology: Classic papers with commentaries. University of Chicago Press.
Denslow, J. S. and R. L. Chazdon. 2002. Ecosystem ecology in the tropics. Pages 639- 645 In: Chazdon, R. L. and T. C. Whitmore (Eds.) Foundations of tropical forest biology: Classic papers with commentaries. University of Chicago Press.
Chazdon, R. L. and R. A. Montgomery (2001) Carbon acquisition by tropical forest plants. Pages 225-250 In: M. Guariguata and G. Kattan (Eds.). Ecología de bosque lluvioso Neotropical. IICA, Costa Rica (in Spanish)
Chazdon, R. L. and F. G. Coe. 2001. Etnobotánica cuantitativa en bosques secundarios de Costa Rica. Pages 285-290 In: Primack, R., R. Rozzi, P. Feinsinger, R. Dirzo, and F. Massardo, Eds. Conservacion biológica. Fondo de Cultura Económica, México City, México.
Chazdon, R. L., R. K. Colwell, J. S. Denslow and M. Guariguata. 1998. Statistical estimation of species richness of woody regeneration in primary and secondary rainforests of NE Costa Rica. Pp 285-309 In: Dallmeier, F., and J. Comisky, eds. Forest biodiversity in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean: Research and monitoring. Parthenon Press, Paris.
Chazdon, R. L., R. W. Pearcy, D. W. Lee and N. Fetcher. 1996. Photosynthetic responses to contrasting light environments. pp. 5-55 in: Mulkey, S., Chazdon, R. and Smith, A. P. (eds.) Tropical forest plant ecophysiology, Chapman and Hall.
Fetcher, N., S. F. Oberbauer, and R. L. Chazdon. 1994. Physiological ecology of plants at La Selva. In: La Selva: Ecology and natural history of a Neotropical rainforest (L. McDade, K.S. Bawa, G. Hartshorn, H. Hespenheide, eds.). University of Chicago Press, pp. 128-141.
Pearcy, R. W., R. L. Chazdon, L. Gross, and K. A. Mott. 1994. Photosynthetic utilization of sunflecks, a temporally patchy resource on a time scale of seconds to minutes. In: Caldwell, M. M. and Pearcy, R. W., (eds.) Exploitation of environmental heterogeneity by plants: Ecophysiological processes above and below ground. Academic Press, Inc. pp. 175-208.
Chazdon, R. L. and Fetcher, N. 1984. Light environments of tropical forests. In: Physiological ecology of plants of the wet tropics (E. Medina, H. A. Mooney, and C. Vazquez Yanes, eds.). pp. 27-36, Junk, The Hague.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications (174 Total)
Hu, J., J. Herbohn, R. L. Chazdon, J. Baynes, J. Vanclay. 2019. Silvicultural treatment effects on commercial timber volume and functional composition of a selectively logged Australian tropical forest over 48 years. Forest Ecology and Management, in press.
Sloan, S., P. Meyfroidt, T. K. Rudel, F. Bongers, and R. Chazdon. 2019. The forest transformation: Planted tree cover and regional dynamics of tree gains and losses. Global Environmental Change, in press.
Brancalion, P., N. Amazonas, R. Chazdon, J. van Melis, R. Rodrigues, C. Silva, T. Sorrini, K. Holl. Exotic eucalypts: from demonized trees to allies of tropical forest restoration? Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.
Rother, D. C., A. P. Liboni, L. F. S. Magnano, A. Chao, R. L. Chazdon, and R. R. Rodrigues. 2019. Ecological restoration increases conservation of taxonomic and functional beta diversity of woody plants in a tropical fragmented landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 451:117538.
Crouzeilles, R., F. S. M. Barros, P. G. Molin, M. S. Ferreira, A. B. Junqueira, R. L. Chazdon, D. B. Lindenmayer, J. R. C. Tymus, B. B. N. Strassburg, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2019. Mapping landscape variation in forest restoration success at the global scale. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.
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Almeida, D. R. A., S. C. Stark, R. Chazdon, B. W. Nelson, R. Cesar, P. Meli, E. B. Gorgens, M. M. Duarte, R. Valbuena, V. S. Moreno, A. F. Mendes, N. Amazonas, N. B. Gonçalves, C. A. Silva, J. Schietti, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2019. The effectiveness of lidar remote sensing for monitoring forest cover attributes and landscape restoration. Forest Ecology and Management 438:34-43.
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Rudel, T. K., P. Meyfroidt, R. Chazdon, F. Bongers, S. Sloan, H. R. Grau, T. Van Holt, and L. Schneider. 2019. Whither the forest transition? Climate change, policy responses, and redistributed forests in the twenty-first century. Ambio https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280- 018-01143-0.
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Bastin, J.-F., E. Rutishauser, J. R. Kellner, S. Saatchi, R. Pélissier, B. Hérault, F. Slik, J. Bogaert, R. Chazdon, C. De Cannière, and A. R. Marshall. 2018. Pan-tropical prediction of forest structure from the largest trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27:1366-1383.
Mendes, M. S., A. E. Latawiec, J. B. Sansevero, R. Crouzeilles, L. F. Moraes, A. Castro, H. N. Alves-Pinto, P. H. Brancalion, R. R. Rodrigues, R. L. Chazdon, and F. S. Barros. 2019. Look down—there is a gap—the need to include soil data in Atlantic Forest restoration. Restoration Ecology 27:361-370.
Molin, P. G., R. L. Chazdon, S. F. Ferraz, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2018. A landscape approach for cost-effective large-scale forest restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2767-2778.
Brancalion, P. H. S., G. C. X. Oliveira, M. I. Zucchi, M. Novello, J. van Melis, S. S. Zocchi, R. L. Chazdon, and R. R. Rodrigues. 2018. Phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation favor range expansion of a Neotropical palm. Ecology and Evolution 8:7462-7475.
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Chazdon, R. L. 2018. Protecting intact forest requires holistic approaches. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 915; doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0546-y
Brancalion, P. H. S., C. Bello, R. L. Chazdon, M. Galetti, P. Jordano, R. A. F. Lima, A. Medina, M. A. Pizo, and J. L. Reid. 2018. Maximizing biodiversity conservation and carbon stocking in restored tropical forests. Conservation Letters, e12454.
Slik, J. F., et al. 2018. Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115:1837-1842.
Becknell, J. M., S. Porder, S. Hancock, R. L. Chazdon, M. A. Hofton, J. B. Blair, and J. R. Kellner. 2018. Chronosequence predictions are robust in a Neotropical secondary forest, but plots miss the mark. Global Change Biology 24:933-943.
Hu, J., J. Herbohn, R. L. Chazdon, J. Baynes, J. Wills, J. Meadows, and M. S. I. Sohel. 2018. Recovery of species composition over 46 years in a logged Australian tropical forest following different intensity silvicultural treatments. Forest Ecology and Management 409: 660-666.
Crouzeilles, R., M. S. Ferreira, R. L. Chazdon, D. Lindenmayer, J. B. B. Sansevero, L. Monteiro, A. Iribarrem, A. Latawiec, and B. B. N. Strassburg. 2017. Ecological restoration success is higher for natural regeneration than for active restoration in tropical forests. Science Advances 3,11, e1701345; DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701345.
César, R. G., V. S. Moreno, G. Coletta, R. L. Chazdon, S. V. B. Ferraz, and P. H. S. Brancalion. 2017. Early ecological outcomes of natural regeneration and tree plantations for restoring agricultural landscapes. Ecological Applications 28:373-384.
Ghazoul, J., and R. Chazdon. 2017. Degradation and recovery in changing forest landscapes: A multiscale conceptual framework. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 42:161-188.
Norden, N., V. Boukili, A. Chao, K. Ma, S. G. Letcher, and R. L. Chazdon. 2017. Opposing mechanisms affect taxonomic convergence between tree assemblages during tropical forest succession. Ecology Letters 20:1448-1458.
Chao, A., C. H. Chiu, R. K. Colwell, L. F. S. Magnago, R. L. Chazdon, and N. J. Gotelli. 2017. Deciphering the enigma of undetected species, phylogenetic, and functional diversity based on Good-Turing theory. Ecology 98:2914-2929.
Taylor, B. N., R. L. Chazdon, B. Bachelot, and D. N. Menge. 2017. Nitrogen-fixing trees inhibit growth of regenerating Costa Rican rainforests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (33) 8817-8822.
Chazdon, R. L., and L. H. Laestadius. 2017. Inconvenient realities and the path toward science-based forest restoration policies: A reply to Veldman et al. American Journal of Botany 104:652-653.
Brancalion, P. H. and R. L. Chazdon. 2017. Beyond hectares: Four principles to guide reforestation in the context of tropical forest and landscape restoration. Restoration Ecology 25 (4): 491-496.
Chazdon, R. L. 2017. Landscape restoration, natural regeneration, and the forests of the future. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 102(2): 251-257.
Boukili V. K., and Chazdon R. L. 2017. Environmental filtering, local site factors and landscape context drive changes in functional trait composition during tropical forest succession. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 24:37–47.
Chazdon, R. L., P. H. Brancalion, D. Lamb, L. Laestadius, M. Calmon, and C. Kumar. 2017. A policy-driven knowledge agenda for global forest and landscape restoration. Conservation Letters 10:125-132.
Rozendaal, D. M. A., R. Chazdon, F. Arreola, P. Balvanera, T. Bentos, J. Dupuy, J. Luis Hernández-Stefanoni, C. Jakovac, E. Lebrija-Trejos, M. Lohbeck, M. Martínez- Ramos, P. Massoca, J. Meave, R. Mesquita, F. Mora, E. Pérez-García, E. Romero-Pérez, M. van Breugel, B. Williamson, F. Bongers. 2017. Demographic drivers of aboveground biomass dynamics during secondary succession in Neotropical dry and wet forests. Ecosystems 20: 340-353.
Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., F. Melo, M. Martinez-Ramos, F. Bongers, R. Chazdon, J. Meave, N. Norden, B. Santos, I. Leal, and M. Tabarelli. 2017. Multiple successional pathways in human-modified tropical landscapes: New insights from forest succession, forest fragmentation and landscape ecology research. Biological Reviews 92:326-340.
Naeem, S., R. L. Chazdon, J. E. Duffy, C. Prager, and B. Worm. Biodiversity and human wellbeing: an essential link for sustainable development. 2016. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20162019; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2091.
Uriarte, M. and R. L. Chazdon. 2016. Incorporating natural regeneration in forest landscape restoration in tropical regions: Synthesis and key research gaps. Biotropica 48:915-924.
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Chazdon, R. L. and M. R. Guariguata. 2016. Natural regeneration as a tool for large- scale forest restoration in the tropics: Prospects and challenges. Biotropica 48: 716- 730.
Chazdon, R. L. and L. Laestadius. 2016. Forest and landscape restoration: Toward a shared vision and vocabulary. American Journal of Botany 103: 1869-1871.
Rudel, T. K., S. Sloan, R. Chazdon, and R. Grau. 2016. The drivers of tree cover expansion: Global, temperate, and tropical zone analyses. Land Use Policy 58:502- 513.
Chazdon, R. L. E. N. Broadbent, D. M. A. Rozendaal, F. Bongers, A. M. A. Zambrano, T. M. Aide, P. Balvanera, J. M. Becknell, V. Boukili, P. H. S. Brancalion, et al. 2016. Carbon sequestration potential of second-growth forest regeneration in the Latin American tropics. Sci. Adv. 2, e1501639.
Baynes, J., J. Herbohn, R. L. Chazdon, H. Nguyen, J. Firn, N. Gregorio, D. Lamb. 2016. Effects of fragmentation and landscape variation on tree diversity in post-logging regrowth forests of the Southern Philippines. Biodiversity and Conservation 25: 923- 941.
Chazdon, R. L., P. H. S. Brancalion, L. Laestadius, A. Bennett-Curry, K. Buckingham, C. Kumar, J. Moll-Rocek, I. C. G. Vieira and S. J. Wilson. 2016. When is a forest a forest? Forest concepts and definitions in the era of forest and landscape restoration. Ambio 45: 538-550. doi:10.1007/s13280-016-0772-y.
Uriarte, M., J. R. Lasky, V. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2016. A trait-mediated, neighbourhood approach to quantify climate impacts on successional dynamics of tropical rainforests. Functional Ecology 30:157-167.
Poorter, L. F. Bongers, T. M. Aide, A. M. Almeyda Zambrano, P. Balvanera, J. Becknell, V. Boukili, P. H. S. Brancalion, E. N. Broadbent, R. L. Chazdon, D. Craven et al. 2016. Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests. Nature 530: 211-214.
Menge, D. N. L., and R. L. Chazdon. 2015. Higher survival drives the success of nitrogen-fixing trees through succession in Costa Rican rainforests. New Phytologist 209: 965-977.
Fagan, M. R. S. DeFries, S. E. Sesnie, J. P. Arroyo, and R.L. Chazdon. 2015. Targeted reforestation could reverse declines in connectivity for understory birds in a tropical habitat corridor. Ecological Applications 26: 1456-1474.
Magnuszewski, P., K. Ostasiewicz, R. Chazdon, C. Salk, M. Pajak, J. Sendzimir, K. Andersson. 2015. Resilience and alternative stable states of tropical forest landscapes under shifting cultivation regimes. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137497; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137497.
Taylor, P., G. Asner, K. Dahlin, C. Anderson, D. Knapp, R. Martin, J. Mascaro, R. Chazdon, R. Cole, and W. Wanek. 2015. Landscape-scale controls on aboveground forest carbon stocks on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. PLoS One 10:e0126748.
Norden, N. H. A. Angarita, F. Bongers, M. Martínez-Ramos, I. Granzow-de la Cerda, M. van Breugel, E. Lebrija-Trejos, J. A. Meave, J. Vandermeer, G. B. W, B, Finegan, R. Mesquita, R. L. Chazdon. 2015. Successional dynamics in Neotropical forests are as uncertain as they are predictable. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 112: 8013-8018.
Letcher, S. G., J. R. Lasky, R. L. Chazdon, N. Norden, S. J. Wright, J. A. Meave, E. A. Pérez-García, R. Muñoz, et al. 2015.. Environmental gradients and the evolution of successional habitat specialization: a test case with 14 Neotropical forest sites. Journal of Ecology 103: 1276-1290.
Bongers, F., R. Chazdon, L. Poorter, and M. Peña-Claros. 2015. The potential of secondary forests. Science (New York, NY) 348:642.
Slik, J. F., V. Arroyo-Rodríguez, S.-I. Aiba, P. Alvarez-Loayza, L. F. Alves, P. Ashton, P. Balvanera, M. L. Bastian, P. J. Bellingham, and E. van den Berg. et al. 2015. An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112:7472-7477.
Fagan, M. E., R. S. DeFries, S. E. Sesnie, J. P. Arroyo-Mora, C. Soto, A. Singh, P. A. Townsend, and R. L. Chazdon. 2015. Mapping species composition of forests and tree plantations in Northeastern Costa Rica with an integration of hyperspectral and multitemporal Landsat imagery. Remote Sensing 7:5660-5696.
Messier, C., K. Puettmann, R. L. Chazdon, K. P. Andersson, V. A. Angers, L. Brotons, E. Filotas, R. Tittler, L. Parrott, and S. A. Levin. 2015. From management to stewardship: Viewing forests as complex adaptive systems in an uncertain world. Conservation Letters (online); doi: 10.1111/conl.12156.
Plourde, B. T., V. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2015. Radial changes in wood specific gravity of tropical trees: inter- and intra-specific variation during secondary succession. Functional Ecology 29: 111-120.
Chao, A., T. Hsieh, R. L. Chazdon, R. K. Colwell, and N. J. Gotelli. 2015. Unveiling the species-rank abundance distribution by generalizing the Good-Turing sample coverage theory. Ecology 96:1189-1201.
Rozendaal, D. and R. L. Chazdon. 2015. Demographic drivers of tree biomass change during secondary succession in northeastern Costa Rica. Ecological Applications 25: 506-516.
Valle, D., B. Baiser, C. W. Woodall, R. Chazdon. 2014. Decomposing biodiversity data using the Latent Dirichlet Allocation model, a probabilistic multivariate statistical method. Ecology Letters 17: 1591-1601.
Klos, P. Z., A. Chain-Guadarrama, T. E. Link, B. Finegan, L. A.Vierling, R. Chazdon. 2014. Throughfall heterogeneity in tropical forested landscapes as a focal mechanism for deep percolation. Journal of Hydrology 519: 2180-2188.
Arroyo-Mora, J. P, S. Svob, M. Kalacska , R. Chazdon. 2014. Historical patterns of natural forest management in Costa Rica: the good, the bad and the ugly. Forests 5: 17770-1797; doi:10.3390/f5071777.
Lasky, J. R., M. Uriarte, V. K. Boukili, D. L. Erickson, W. J. Kress, and R. L. Chazdon. 2014. The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession. Ecology Letters 17: 1158-1167.
Sullivan, B. W., W. K. Smith, A. R. Townsend, M. K. Nasto, S. C. Reed, R. Chazdon, and C. C. Cleveland. 2014. A novel approach to quantify biological nitrogen (N) fixation implies substantial human alteration of the tropical N cycle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 111: 8101-8106.
Lasky, J. R., M. Uriarte, V. K. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2014. Multiple effects of functional trait variation on tree community dynamics in tropical successional forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 111: 5616-5621.
Sandor, M. E., and R. L. Chazdon. 2014. Remnant trees affect species composition but not structure of tropical second-growth forest. PLoS One 9:e83284.
Filotas, E., Parrott, L., Burton, P. J., Chazdon, R. L., Coates, K. D., Coll, L., Haeussler, S., Martin, K., Nocentini, S., Puettmann, K. J., Putz, F. E., Simard, S. W., Messier, C. 2014. Viewing forests through the lens of complex systems science. Ecosphere 5:art1.
Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., M. Ros, F. Escobar, F. P. L. Melo, B. A. Santos, M. Tabarelli, and R. Chazdon. 2013. Plant β-diversity in fragmented rain forests: testing floristic homogenization and differentiation hypotheses. Journal of Ecology 101: 1449-1458.
Fagan, M. E., R. S. DeFries, S. E. Sesnie, J. P. Arroyo, J.P., W. Walker, W., C. Soto, R. Chazdon, and A. Sanchun. 2013. Land cover dynamics following a deforestation ban in northern Costa Rica. Environmental Research Letters 8 034017 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034017.
Chazdon, R. L. 2013. Strategies for landscape-scale restoration in the tropics. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 32:649–658,
Salk, C. F., R. L. Chazdon, and K. P. Andersson. 2013. Detecting landscape-level changes in above-ground tree biomass and biodiversity: Methodological constraints and challenges of plot-based approaches. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43:799-808.
Mailly, D. S. Turbis, and R. L. Chazdon. 2013. SOLARCALC 7.0: An enhanced version of a program for the analysis of hemispherical canopy photographs. Computers in Electronics in Agriculture 97: 15-20.
Dornelas, M.,. A. Magurran, S. T. Buckland, A. Chao, R. L. Chazdon, R. K. Colwell, T. Curtis, K. J. Gaston, N. J. Gotelli, M. Kosnik, B. McGill, J. L. McCune, H. Morlon, P. J. Mumby, L. Øvreås, A. Studeny, and M. Vellend. 2013. Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: challenges and opportunities. Proc. Royal Soc. London Series B, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1931 [on-line early].
Chazdon, R. L. 2013. Regeneração de florestas tropicais. Bol. Mus. Para Emílio Goeldi. Cienc. Nat. Belém, 7: 195-218.
Morales-Salazar, M. S., B. Vílchez-Alvarado, R. L. Chazdon, E. Ortiz-Malavasi, and M. Guevara-Bonilla. 2013. Estructura, composición y diversidad vegetal en bosques tropicales del Corredor Biológico Osa, Costa Rica. Revista Forestal Mesoamericana Kurú 10:1-13.
Navarro, M., R. Mora, R. Chazdon, E. Ortiz, and B. Vilchez. 2013. Successional variation in carbon content and wood specific gravity of four tropical tree species. Bosque 34: 33-43.
Aguilar-Arias, H., E. Ortiz-Malavassi, B. Vílchez-Alvarado, and R. L. Chazdon. 2012. Biomasa sobre el suelo y carbono orgánico en el suelo en cuatro estadios de sucesión de bosques en la Península de Osa, Costa Rica. Revista Forestal Mesoamericana Kurú 9:22-31.
Morales-Salazar, M., B. Vílchez-Alvarado, R. L. Chazdon, M. Ortega-Gutiérrez, E. Ortiz-Malavassi, and M. Guevara-Bonilla. 2012. Diversidad y estructura horizontal en los bosques tropicales del Corredor Biológico de Osa, Costa Rica. Revista Forestal Mesoamericana Kurú 9:19-28.
Letcher, S. G. and R. L. Chazdon. 2012. Life history traits of lianas during tropical forest succession. Biotropica 44: 720-727.
Norden, N., S. G. Letcher, V. Boukili, N. G. Swenson, and R. L. Chazdon. 2012. Demographic drivers of successional changes in phylogenetic structure across life history stages in tropical plant communities. Ecology 93 (Supplement): S70-S82.
van den Berg, E., R. Chazdon, and B. S. Corrêa. 2012. Tree growth and death in a tropical gallery forest in Brazil: understanding the relationships among size, growth, and survivorship for understory and canopy dominant species. Plant Ecology 213:1081-1092.
Grabowski, Z. J. and R. L. Chazdon. 2012. Beyond carbon: Redefining forests and people in the global ecosystem services market. S.A.P.I.E.N.S. Surveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society 5: URL : http://sapiens.revues.org/1246.
Colwell, R. K., A. Chao, N. J. Gotelli, S.-Y. Lin, C. X. Mao, R. L. Chazdon, J. T. Longino. 2012. Models and estimators linking individual-based and sample-based rarefaction, extrapolation, and comparison of assemblages. Journal of Plant Ecology 5:3-21.
Letcher, S. G., R. L. Chazdon, A. C. S. Andrade, F. Bongers, M. van Breugel, B. Finegan, S. G. Laurance, R. C. G. Mesquita, M. Martínez-Ramos, G. B. Williamson. Phylogenetic community structure during succession: evidence from three Neotropical forest sites. 2012. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14: 79-87.
Saatchi, S., M. Marlier, R. Chazdon, D. Clark, and A. Russell. 2011. Impact of spatial variability of tropical forest structure on radar estimation of aboveground biomass. Remote Sensing of Environment 115:2836-2849.
Chazdon, R. L., A. Chao, R. K. Colwell, S.-Y. Lin, N. Norden, S. G. Letcher, D. B. Clark, B. Finegan, and J. P. Arroyo. 2011. A novel statistical method for classifying habitat generalists and specialists Ecology 92: 1332-1343.
Antonarakis, A. S., S. S. Saatchi, R. L. Chazdon, and P. R. Moorcroft. 2011. Using Lidar and Radar measurements to constrain predictions of forest ecosystem structure and function. Ecological Applications 21:1120-1137.
Norden, N., R. C. G. Mesquita, T. V. Bentos, R. L. Chazdon, and G. B. Williamson. 2011. Contrasting community compensatory trends in alternative successional pathways in Central America. Oikos 120:143-151.
Uriarte, M., N. Swenson, R. Chazdon, L. Comita, W. John Kress, D. Erickson, J. Forero Montaña, J. Zimmerman, and J. Thompson. 2010. Trait similarity, shared ancestry and the structure of neighbourhood interactions in a subtropical wet forest: implications for community assembly. Ecology Letters 13:1503-1514.
DeClerck, F. A. J., R. L. Chazdon, K. D. Holl, J. C. Milder, B. Finegan, A. Martinez- Salinas, P. Imbach, L. Canet, and R. Zayra. 2010. Biodiversity conservation in human-modified landscapes of Mesoamerica: Past, present, and future. Special Issue: Biodiversity Conservation 143:2301-2313.
Dubayah, R. O., S. L. Sheldon, D. B. Clark, M. A. Hofton, J. B. Blair, G. C. Hurtt, and R. L. Chazdon. 2010. Estimation of tropical forest height and biomass dynamics using lidar remote sensing at La Selva, Costa Rica. Journal of Geophysical Research 115:1- 17.
Chazdon, R. L., B. Finegan, R. S. Capers, B. Salgado-Negret, F. Casanoves. V. Boukili, and N. Norden. 2010. Composition and dynamics of functional groups of trees during tropical forest succession. Biotropica 42: 31-40.
Chazdon, R. L., C. A. Peres, D. Dent, D. Sheil, A. E. Lugo, D. Lamb, N. E. Stork and S. Miller. 2009. The potential for species conservation in tropical secondary forests. Conservation Biology 23: 1406-1417.
Stork, N. E., J. A. Coddington, R. K. Colwell, R. L. Chazdon, C. W. Dick, C. A. Peres, S. Sloan, and K. Willis. 2009. Vulnerability and resilience of tropical forest species to land-use change: an historical and multi-taxon synthesis. Conservation Biology 23:1438-1447.
Melo, F., B. Rodriguez-Herrera, R. L. Chazdon, G. Ceballos and R. Medellin. 2009. Small tent-roosting bats promote dispersal of large-seeded plants in a Neotropical forest. Biotropica 41: 737-743.
Vilchez Alvarado, B., R. Chazdon, and W. Alvarado. 2009. Reproductive phenology of canopy trees in secondary and mature forests of the Huetar Norte region of Costa Rica and their influence on vegetation regeneration. Kurú: Revista Forestal (Costa Rica) 5 (15). [on-line only] http://www.tec.cr/sitios/Docencia/forestal/Revista_Kuru/pdf/articulo%202.pdf
Letcher, S. G. and R. L. Chazdon. 2009. Lianas and self-supporting plants during tropical forest succession. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 2150-2156.
Letcher, S. G. and R. L. Chazdon. 2009. Rapid recovery of woody biomass, species richness, and species composition in a forest chronosequence in northeastern Costa Rica. Biotropica 41: 608-617.
Gardner, T., J. Barlow, R. L. Chazdon, R. Ewers, C. A. Harvey and N. S. Sodhi. 2009. Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world. Ecology Letters 12: 561-582.
Norden, N., R. L. Chazdon, A. Chao, Y.-H. Jiang and B. Vilchez Alvarado. 2009. Resilience of tropical rain forests: Tree community reassembly in secondary forests. Ecology Letters 12: 385-394.
Sezen, U. U., R. L. Chazdon and K. E. Holsinger. 2009. Proximity is not a proxy for parentage in an animal-dispersed Neotropical canopy palm. Proc. Royal Soc. London B 276: 2037-2044.
Chazdon, R. L., C. Harvey, O. Komar, D. Griffith, B. Ferguson, M. Martínez-Ramos, H. Morales, R. Nigh, L.Soto-Pinto, M. van Breugel S. Philpott. 2009. Beyond reserves: A research agenda for conserving biodiversity in tropical human-modified landscapes. Biotropica 41: 142-153.
Vilchez Alvarado, B., R. L. Chazdon, and V. Milla Quesada. 2009. Dinámica de la regeneración en cuatro bosques secundarios tropicales de la región Huetar Norte, Costa Rica: Su valor para la conservación o uso commercial. Recursos Naturales y Ambiente no. 55: 118-128.
Wood, T. E., D. Lawrence, D. A. Clark, and R. L. Chazdon. 2009. The effect of large- scale litter manipulation on rain forest nutrient cycling and productivity. Ecology 90: 109-121.
Chao, A., L. Jost, S. C. Chiang, Y.-H. Jian, and R. L. Chazdon. 2008 A two-stage probabilistic approach to multiple-community similarity indices. Biometrics 64: 1178-1186.
Chazdon, R. L. 2008. Beyond deforestation: Restoring forests and ecosystem services on degraded lands. Science 320: 1458-1460.
Dupuy, J. M. and R. L. Chazdon. 2008. Interacting effects of canopy gap, understory vegetation and leaf litter on tree seedling recruitment and composition in tropical secondary forests. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 3716-3725.
Harvey, C. A., O. Komar, R. Chazdon, B. G. Ferguson, B. Finegan, D. M. Griffith, M. Martinez-Ramos, H. Morales, R. Nigh, L. Soto-Pinto, M. van Breugel, and M. Wishnie. 2008. Integrating agricultural landscapes with biodiversity conservation in the Mesoamerican Hotspot. Conservation Biology 22: 8-15.
Sodhi, N. S., L. P. Koh, K. S.-H. Peh, H. T. W. Tan, R. L. Chazdon, R. T. Corlett, T. M. Lee, R. K. Colwell, B. W. Brook, C. H. Sekercioglu, and C. J. A. Bradshaw. 2007. Correlates of extinction proneness in tropical angiosperms. Diversity and Distributions 14: 1-10.
Vilchez, B., R. L. Chazdon, and W. Alvarado. 2007. Fenología reproductive de las especies del dosel superior en seis sitios de la region Huetar Norte de Costa Rica. 2007. Kuru: Revista Forestal Costa Rica, in press.
Sezen, U. U., R. L. Chazdon, and K. E. Holsinger. 2007. Multigenerational genetic analyses of tropical secondary regeneration in a canopy palm. Ecology 88: 3065- 3075.
Chazdon, R. L., S. G. Letcher, M. van Breugel, M. Martínez-Ramos, F. Bongers, and B. Finegan. 2007. Rates of change in tree communities of secondary tropical forests following major disturbances. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 362: 273-289.
Dupuy, J. M. and R. L. Chazdon. 2006. Effects of vegetation cover on seedling and sapling dynamics in secondary tropical wet forests in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 65-76.
Chao, A. R. L. Chazdon, R. K. Colwell, and T-J. Shen. 2006. Abundance-based similarity indices and their estimation when there are unseen species in samples. Biometrics 62: 361-371.
Palomaki, M. B., Chazdon, R. L., J. P. Arroyo, and S. G. Letcher. 2006. Juvenile tree growth in relation to light availability in second-growth tropical rain forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 223-226.
Lusk, C. H., Chazdon, R. L., and G. Hofmann. 2006. A bounded null model explains juvenile tree community structure along light availability gradients in an old-growth temperate rain forest. Oikos 112: 131-137.
Ruiz, J., M. C. Fandiño, and R .L. Chazdon. 2005. Vegetation structure, composition, and species richness across a 56-year chronosequence of dry tropical forest on Providencia Island, Colombia. Biotropica 37: 520-530.
Capers, R. S. R. L. Chazdon, Redondo Brenes, Al, and Vilchez Alvarado, B. 2005. Successional dynamics of woody seedling communities in wet tropical secondary forests. Journal of Ecology 93: 1071-1084.
Iriarte, S. B. B. and R. L. Chazdon. 2005. Light-dependent seedling survival and growth of four tree species in Costa Rican second-growth rain forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 21: 383-395.
Chazdon, R. L., A. Redondo Brenez, and B. Vilchez Alvarado. 2005. Effects of climate and stand age on annual tree dynamics in tropical second-growth rain forests. Ecology, 86: 1808-1815.
Cardelus, C. L. and R. L. Chazdon. 2005. Inner-crown microenvironments of two emergent tree species in a lowland wet forest. Biotropica 37: 238-244.
Chao, A., R. L. Chazdon, R. K. Colwell, and T.-J. Shen. 2005. A new statistical approach for assessing similarity of species composition with incidence and abundance data. Ecology Letters 8: 148-159.
Sezen, U. U., R. L. Chazdon & K. E. Holsinger. 2005. Genetic consequences of tropical second-growth forest regeneration. Science 307: 891.
Vilchez Alvarado, R. L. Chazdon, and A. Redondo. 2004. Fenología reproductive de cinco especies forestales del Bosque Secundario Tropical. Kurú: Revista Forestal Costa Rica 1(2): 1-10. [this is an on-line, peer-reviewed journal]
Redondo Brenes, R. L. Chazdon, and B. Vilchez Alvarado. 2004. Effects of selective logging on dynamics and composition of woody seedlings in a tropical secondary forest. Kurú: Revista Forestal Costa Rica 1(3): 1-11.
Capers, R. S. and R. L. Chazdon (2004) Rapid assessment of understory light availability in a wet tropical forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 123: 177- 185.
Chazdon, R. L. (2003). Tropical forest recovery: legacies of human intervention and natural disturbances. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 6: 51- 71.
Chazdon, R. L., S. Careaga, C. Webb, and O. Vargas. (2003) Community and phylogenetic structure of reproductive traits of woody species in wet tropical forests. Ecological Monographs 73: 331-348.
Nicotra, A. B., R. L. Chazdon, and R. A. Montgomery (2003). Sexes show contrasting patterns of leaf and crown carbon gain in a dioecious rainforest shrub. American Journal of Botany 90: 347-355
Redondo B., A., B. Vilchez A., R. L. Chazdon. 2001. Estudio de la dinámina y composición de cuatro bosques secundarios en la región Huetar Norte, Sarapiquí— Costa Rica. Revista Forestal Centroamericana No. 36 (Oct-Dec) 21-26.
Montgomery, R. A. and R. L. Chazdon. 2002 Light gradient partitioning by tropical tree seedlings in the absence of canopy gaps. Oecologia 131: 165-174
Drake, J. B., R. O. Dubayah, D. B. Clark, R. G. Knox, J. B. Blair, M. A. Hofton, R. L. Chazdon, J. F. Weishampel, and S. Prince. 2002. Estimation of Tropical Forest Structural Characteristics Using Large-footprint Lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment. 79: 305-319.
Montgomery, R. A. and R. L. Chazdon. 2001. Forest structure, canopy architecture, and light transmittance in tropical wet forests. Ecology 82 : 2707-2718.
Chazdon, R. L., R. K. Colwell, and J. S. Denslow. 1999. Tropical tree richness and resource-based niches. Science 285: 1459a [on-line journal only].
Chazdon, R. L. and F. G. Coe. 1999. Ethnobotany of woody species in second-growth, old-growth, and selectively logged forests of northeastern Costa Rica. Conservation Biology 13: 1312-1322.
Nicotra, A. B., R. L. Chazdon, and S. Iriarte. 1999. Spatial heterogeneity of light and woody seedling regeneration in tropical wet forests. Ecology 80: 1908-1926.
Canham, C. D., R. K. Kobe, Latty, E. F. Chazdon, R. L. 1999. Interspecific and intraspecific variation in tree seedling survival: effects of allocation to roots versus carbohydrate reserves. Oecologia 121: 1-11.
Dupuy, J. M. and R. L. Chazdon. 1998. Long-term effects of forest regrowth and selective logging on the seed bank of tropical forests in NE Costa Rica. Biotropica 30: 223-237.
Butler, B. J. and R. L. Chazdon. 1998. Species richness, spatial variation, and abundance of the soil seed bank of a secondary tropical rain forest. Biotropica 30: 214-222.
Chazdon, R. L. 1998. Tropical forests—log ’em or leave ’em? Science 281: 1295-1296. Guariguata, M. R., R. L. Chazdon, J. S. Denslow, J. M. Dupuy and L. Anderson. 1997. Structure and floristics of secondary and old-growth forest stands in lowland Costa Rica. Plant Ecology 132: 107-120.
Nicotra, A. B., R. L. Chazdon and C. D. Schlichting. 1997. Patterns of genotypic variation and phenotypic plasticity of light response in two tropical Piper (Piperaceae) species. American Journal of Botany 84: 1542-1553.
Kabakoff, R. P. and R. L. Chazdon. 1996. Effects of canopy species dominance on understory light availability in tropical secondary rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 12: 779-788.
Chazdon, R. L. 1996. Spatial heterogeneity in tropical forest structure: canopy palms as landscape mosaics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 11: 8-9.
Braker, E. and R. L. Chazdon. 1993. Ecological, behavioural and nutritional factors influencing use of palms as host plants by a neotropical forest grasshopper. Journal of Tropical Ecology 9: 183-195.
Chazdon, R. L. and S. Kaufmann. 1993. Plasticity of leaf anatomy of two rain forest shrubs in relation to photosynthetic light acclimation. Functional Ecology 7: 385-394.
Chazdon, R. L. 1992. Effects of leaf and ramet removal on growth and reproduction of Geonoma congesta, a clonal understory palm. Journal of Ecology 79: 1137-1146.
Chazdon, R. L. 1992. Patterns of growth and reproduction in Geonoma congesta, a clustered understory palm. Biotropica 24: 43-51.
Chazdon, R. L. 1992. Photosynthetic plasticity of two rain forest shrubs across natural gap transects. Oecologia 92: 586-595.
Chazdon, R. L. 1991. Plant size and form on the understory palm genus Geonoma: are species variations on a theme? American Journal of Botany 78: 680-694.
Chazdon, R. L. and R. W. Pearcy. 1991. The importance of sunflecks for forest understory plants. Bioscience 41: 760-766.
Chazdon, R. L. 1988. Sunflecks and their importance to forest understory plants. Advances in Ecological Research 18: 1-63.
Chazdon, R. L. 1988. Conservation-conscious collecting: concerns and guidelines. Principes 32: 13-17.
Chazdon, R. L., K. Williams, and C. B. Field. 1988. Interactions between crown structure and light environment in five rainforest Piper species. Amer. J. Bot. 75: 1459-1471.
Chazdon, R. L. 1987. The palms of Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica. Brenesia 28: 107-116.
Chazdon, R. L. and C. B. Field. 1987. Determinants of photosynthetic capacity in six Piper species. Oecologia 73: 222-230.
Chazdon, R. L. and C. B. Field. 1987. Photographic estimation of photosynthetically active radiation: evaluation of a computerized technique. Oecologia 73: 525-532.
Chazdon, R. L. 1986. Physiological and morphological basis of shade tolerance in rain- forest understory palms. Principes 30: 92-99.
Chazdon, R. L. and R. W. Pearcy. 1986. Photosynthetic responses to light variation in rainforest species. I. Induction under constant and fluctuating light conditions. Oecologia 69: 517-523.
Chazdon, R. L. and R. W. Pearcy. 1986. Photosynthetic responses to light variation in rainforest species. II. Carbon gain and photosynthetic efficiency during lightflecks. Oecologia 69: 524-531.
Chazdon, R. L. 1986. The costs of leaf support in understory palms: economy versus safety. American Naturalist 127: 9-30.
Chazdon, R. L. 1986. Light variation and carbon gain in rainforest understory palms. J. Ecol. 74: 995-1012.
Chazdon, R. L. 1985. Palm research at La Selva, Costa Rica. Principes 29: 72-73. Moore, H. E., Jr. and R. L. Chazdon. 1985. Key to the palms of Finca La Selva. Principes 29: 82-84.
Chazdon, R. L. and R. J. Marquis. 1985. Key to seedling palms of Finca La Selva. Principes 29: 79-82.
Chazdon, R. L. 1985. The palm flora of Finca La Selva. Principes 29: 74-78.
Chazdon, R. L. 1985. Leaf display, canopy structure, and light interception of two understory palm species. American Journal of Botany 72: 1493-1502.
Chazdon, R. L. and Fetcher, N. 1984. Photosynthetic light environments in a lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. Journal of Ecology 72: 552-564.
Chazdon, R. L. 1979. Ecological aspects of the distribution of C4 grasses in selected habitats of Costa Rica. Biotropica 10: 265-269.
Conference Proceedings and Solicited Articles (not Peer-Reviewed)
Chazdon, R. L., D. Rozendaal, L. Poorter, E. Broadbent, F. Bongers. Biomass recovery in regenerating Neotropical forests following agricultural land use. Proceedings of the XIV WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS, Durban, South Africa, 7-11 September 2015.
Chazdon, R. L., D. Burslem, and I. Turner. 2002. Tim Whitmore—Recalling a Giant (Obituary for T. C. Whitmore). Tropinet 13 (3): page 2. [September 2002]
Chazdon, R. L. 2001. Forests in transition: Regeneration processes in second-growth and mature lowland rain forests of northeastern Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Society for Tropical Biology International conference on Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Human Welfare, July 15-18, 2001, Bangalore, India.
Chazdon, R. L. 2001. Diversity, stability, and evolution of professional ecologists—A report on the ESA membership 2000. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America In press. [the full report is published on ESA web site (http://esa.sdsc.edu/report/)]
Chazdon, R. L. 1998. Phoenix rising? Fragility and resilience of tropical forests. Tropinet vol. 9, no. 3 [based on ATB Presidential Address, Baltimore MD, August 1998]
Chazdon, R. L. 1998. The work of Paul Richards lives on. Tropinet vol 9, no. 1
Chazdon, R. L. and F. G. Coe. 1998. Abundance and diversity of useful woody species in second-growth, old-growth, and selectively-logged forests of NE Costa Rica. In: M. R. Guariguata and B. Finegan (Eds). Tropical Secondary Forests: Science, People, and Policy. CATIE/CIFOR. Turrialba, Costa Rica.
Chazdon, R. L. 1994. Researching the rain forest. New Moon 1: 18-20.
Chazdon, R. L. 1994. The primary importance of secondary forests in the tropics. Tropinet vol. 5, no. 2 [Editorial].
Colwell, R. K. and R. L. Chazdon. 1989. The Organization for Tropical Studies. In: World Book Encyclopedia Science Year 1990, 173-185.
Pearcy, R. W., R. L. Chazdon, and M.U.F. Kirschbaum. 1987. Photosynthetic utilization of lightflecks by tropical forest plants. In: Progress in Photosynthesis Research, Vol. IV (Ed. by J. Biggens), pp. 257-260. Martinus Nijhoff. Dordrecht
Chazdon, R. L. 1987. Aspectos importantes para el estudio de los regimenes de luz en bosques tropicales (Important aspects of the study of light environments in tropical forests), Revista de Biologia Tropical (Supplemento 1) 35: 191-196.
Chazdon, R. L. 2015. Restoring Tropical Forests: A Practical Guide by Stephen Elliott, David Blakesley, and Kate Hardwick. Ecological Restoration 33: 118-119.
Chazdon, R. L. 2012. Monitoring forest biodiversity: Improving conservation through ecologically-responsible management, Review of Monitoring Forest Biodiversity by Toby Gardner. International Forestry Review 14: 394-396 .
Chazdon, R. L. 2011. Restoring forests, livelihoods, and resilience in tropical landscapes. Review of Regreening the bare hills: Tropical forest restoration in the Asia-Pacific region by David Lamb. Biotropica 43:764-764.
Chazdon, R. L. 2003. Review of Evolution and Ecology of Palms by Andrew Henderson. Principes 47: 149-150.
Chazdon, R. L. 1998. A tropical rainforest feast. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13: 421-422 [review of 3 books].
Chazdon, R. L. 1998. Review of “The Tropical Rain Forest, 2nd Edition” by P. W. Richards. Ecoscience 5: 132-137
Chazdon, R. L. 1996. Review of “The Palms of the Amazon” by Andrew Henderson. The Quarterly Review of Biology 71: 125-126.
Chazdon, R. L. 1996. Review of “Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas” by A. Henderson, G. Galeano, and R. Bernal. The Quarterly Review of Biology 71: 409.
Jones, C. S. and R. L. Chazdon. 1992. An ecological perspective on climbing plants. Ecology 73: 2337-2338. Book review of Putz, F. E. and H.A. Mooney (eds.). The Biology of Vines. Cambridge University Press, New York, 526 p.
Chazdon, R. L. 1991. Bridging the gap between rain forest regeneration and management. Ecology 72: 1520-1521. Book review of Gómez-Pompa, A., T. C. Whitmore, and M. Hadley (eds.). 1991. Rain Forest Regeneration and Management. Man and the Biosphere Series, Vol. 6. The Unesco Press, Paris, France and The Parthenon Publishing Group, Ltd., Park Ridge, New Jersey.
Chazdon, R. L. 1990. Methods and instruments for plant ecophysiology. Ecology 71: 828-829. Book review of Pearcy, R. W., R. J. Ehleringer, H. A. Mooney, and P. W. Rundel (eds.). 1989. Plant Physiological Ecology: Field Methods and Instrumentation. Chapman and Hall, New York, 457 p.
Chazdon, R. L. 1988. Book review of Genera Palmarum: A Classification of Palms Based on the Work of Harold E. Moore, Jr., Natalie W. Uhl and John Dransfield, authors. Taxon 37: 937.