Robert Hagen

Field Education Coord., Environmental Studies
Courtesy Asst. Prof., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Primary office:
258A Snow Hall

  • Contact for field ecology courses
  • Contact for KU Field Station Summer Short Courses

Academic degrees
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, 1986
B.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Washington, 1976

Program affiliation
KU Field Station

Areas of specialization
Environmental education; arthropod population and community ecology research

Research interests

  • Forest community ecology
  • Effect of habitat fragmentation and landscape context on development of terrestrial arthropod communities

Selected publications

Johnson, J. B., R. H. Hagen, and E. A. Martinko. 2010. Effect of succession and habitat area on wandering spider abundance in an experimental landscape. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 83: 141–153.

Martinko, E. A., R. H. Hagen, and J. A. Griffith. 2006. Successional change in the insect community of a fragmented landscape. Landscape Ecology 21: 711–721.

Hagen, R. H. 1999. Prolegs of Papilionini (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae): Alternative solutions to the problem of attachment. IN: Byers, G. W., R. H. Hagen, and R. W. Brooks, Eds. Entomological Contributions in Memory of Byron A. Alexander. University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Special Publication 24: 218–232.

Smith, D. R. and R. H. Hagen. 1996. Population structure and interdemic selection in the cooperative spider, Anelosimus eximius. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 9: 589–608.

Hagen, R. H.  1990. Population structure and host use in hybridizing subspecies of Papilio glaucus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae).  Evolution 44: 1914–1930.


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