Dr. Robert T. FaheyProfessor Fahey

Assistant Professor (Forest Ecology and Management)

Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

Research Website

Office: University of Connecticut U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4087 (Room: Young #225)
Phone:  860-486-0148
Email: robert.fahey@uconn.edu


Professional Experience

Courses Taught

Research Interests



PhD 2011 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Forest Ecology and Management
MS 2005 Oregon State University, Forest Ecosystems
BS 2001 Cornell University, Natural Resources

Professional Experience

2016 - Present Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
2010 - 2015 Forest Ecologist, The Morton Arboretum

Courses Taught

Landscape Ecology NRE 5461 UConn, Spring 2018, 2020, 2022
Natural Resources Colloquium NRE 5698 UConn, Fall 2020, 2021, Spring 2021, 2022
Forest Management NRE 4475 UConn, Spring 2020
Exurban Silviculture NRE 3500 UConn, Spring 2017, 2019
Forest Ecology NRE 2455 UConn, Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021


In my research I am interested in understanding linkages between the composition, structure, and functioning of forest ecosystems and designing and testing management strategies focused on manipulating these aspects of forests to increase their resilience to a variety of stressors. I work across the spectrum of anthropogenic impacts in forests from urban to rural, and am particularly interested in adapting ecological and silvicultural knowledge to human-dominated landscapes.

Recent Publications

Updated publication list and opportunities can found at Applied Forest Ecology Lab website: https://faheylab.weebly.com/