Paul Robbins's website

Paul Robbins is the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he guides the institute in serving as a world leader in addressing rapid global environmental change. Robbins has years of experience as a researcher and educator, specializing in human interactions with natural resource management.

Research
two peacocks fighting in the air

Whose ecosystem is it anyway? The politics of rule-making and rule-breaking in natural resource management is one of professor Robbins' central concerns. His research traces the history and effects of rights to forest and pasture and access to wildlife.

Recent Media

Saving Wild Places in the 'Anthropocene'
SCIENCE FRIDAY

Arid Southwest cities' plea: Lose the lawn
THE NEW YORK TIMES

First 'climate president' will face challenges
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINAL OP-ED

For the Record: Earth Day
WISC-TV CHANNEL 3

Publications
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click to review a book titled Global Political Ecology

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Collaboration
frog in a rainforest

Raorchestes glandulosus.
PHOTO: SHASHANK DALVI/KRITHI KARANTH/CWS


This research project with Monga Bay examining biodiversity in production landscapes of Ghats unearthed some spectacular amphibians.