Robert Bagchi

Associate Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Robi on fieldwork in Peru

I am a community ecologist with a particular interest in tropical plants. I also dabble in investigating the influence of environmental change on species distributions and the effects of plant diversity on ecosystem function. I use a combination of field experiments and quantitative analyses to address questions like why there are so many species of trees in tropical forests and how human activities are likely to reduce species diversity.

I did my PhD at the University of Sheffield in the UK before doing post-docs in Zurich, Oxford and Durham. Before moving to UConn I was a Senior Scientist at the ETH, Zurich.

Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486 6587
Mailing AddressDepartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 75 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-3043, USA
Office LocationGant W414
CoursesEEB2100E-Global Change Ecology, EEB5301-Population and Community Ecology, EEB5050-Ecological Modeling, EEB5894-051-Stats Lunch
Research Interests
  • Plant-enemy interactions
  • Species coexistence
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
  • Global Change Ecology