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