Gund Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Tim Treuer is a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental
 Engineering and with the Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (beginning January 2019). With a background in tropical forest ecology, his interests lie at the nexus of environment, health, and sustainable development. His current research focuses the scales at which the
ecology of natural systems can drive infectious disease risks with an eye toward possible policy
 or public health interventions.

Tim’s PhD research in Princeton’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology focused
 on strategies for and implications of scaling up ecological restoration. He conducted extensive
 field work in Costa Rica’s Área de Conservación Guanacaste, which has been called the world’s largest tropical forest restoration project. His time at Princeton also included detours into science, 
policy and communication, through a Princeton Environmental Institute-Science, Technology,
 and Environmental Policy Fellowship and an American Association for the Advancement of
 Science Mass Media Fellowship, respectively.

Advisor: Arne Bomblies

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Global health, sustainable development, ecology, conservation, infectious disease


  • PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University​
  • MA, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University ​
  • AB, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University​