Robin Chazdon is the Executive Director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, and is guiding new initiatives to expand ATBC’s mission and activities. She is a professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Connecticut, USA. She is the Director of an international and interdisciplinary Research Coordination Network, PARTNERS (People and Reforestation in the Tropics), focused on understanding the social and ecological drivers of reforestation in the tropics. Ms. Chazdon also is a member of the Board of Directors of EcoLogic Development Fund. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biotropica, as President of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, and as a member-at-large of the governing board of the Ecological Society of America. She is an author of over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles and co-editor of two books. Her sole-authored book Second growth: The promise of tropical forest regeneration in an age of deforestation was published in 2014.