Zuzana Burivalova

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Assistant Professor

A133 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-7624
E-mail: burivalova@wisc.edu

Lab Website



Tropical forest ecology, conservation biology, sustainable forestry



Institution Major Field Granted
B.A. Oxford University Biological Sciences 2008
M.Sc. Université de Genève Environmnetal Science 2011
Ph.D. ETH Zürich Tropical Forest Conservation and Ecology 2015

Professional Experience

Institution Title Years
Princeton University and The Nature Conservancy NatureNet Postdoctoral Researcher 2015-2019


For more information on Prof. Burivalova’s research, visit the projects page on her lab website.

Courses Taught

FWE 100 Forest of the World – Ecology and conservation of a wide range of forests, from tropical rain and dry forests, boreal forests, to temperate forests, outside of the USA. The main threats to forests, and different strategies to solve conservation and sustainable management issues in international forestry. Trade-offs in forest conservation and management, resulting from different values that people place on forests, issues in equity and equality in access to forest resources. The role of forests in climate change and extinction of species. 


Selected Publications

Google Scholar Profile.