University of Wisconsin–Madison

Paul Robbins

Title: Professor & Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies


PhD, Clark University, 1996

Current Research

1) Biodiversity in agrofoestry plantations in Karnataka, India

2) Afforestation, colonialism, and contemporary forest policy

3) Political Demography

4) Conservation science, anxiety, and psychoanalytic interpretation

Recent Publications

Niki vonHedemann, Paul Robbins, Mindy Butterworth, Katheryn Landau, and Cory Morin. 2016. “Managing mosquito spaces:  citizen self-governance of disease vectors in a desert landscape” Heath and Place.

Karanth, K. K., V. Sankararaman, S. Dalvi, A. Srivathsa, R. Parameshwaran, S. Sharma, P. Robbins, and A. Chhatre. 2016. Producing diversity: Agroforests Sustain Avian Richness and Abundance in India's Western Ghats. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Robbins, P. and S. Smith. 2016. "Baby Bust: Towards Political Demography” Progress in Human Geography.

Robbins, P., A. Chhatre and K. Karanth. 2015. “Political ecology of commodity agroforests and tropical biodiversity” Conservation Letters. 8(2): 77–85.

Contact Information


Phone: (608) 265-5296


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