Assistant Professor, Zuzana Buřivalová was the 2021 recipient of the Nature Award for Driving Global Impact (DGI) in recognition of her efforts to further biodiversity conservation in tropical forests.
Dr. Buřivalová, jointly appointed in F&WE and the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), is the principal investigator for the Sound Forest Lab at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Much of her research uses soundscapes—the collection of all sounds in a certain space over time—to better understand how human behavior is impacting biodiversity within tropical rainforests.
(Feature photo: Dr. Buřivalová teaching a practical part of a bioacoustic workshop in the Arboretum Raponda Walker, in Libreville Gabon. Participants from the University of Omar Bongo and several NGOs learned how to deploy passive acoustic monitors and analyze the data. Credit: Medard Obiang Ebanega.)This article was posted in Awards, Faculty News, Faculty Research, News and tagged Diversity in Conservation Interns, F&WE, Tim Van Deelen, Undergraduate Students.