Matthew Burgess professional
Assistant Professor

Office:  Ekeley S331
& SEEC C228

Affiliated Departments

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Economics Department

Research Interests

  • Natural resource management
  • Endangered species conservation
  • Bioeconomics of global and regional sustainability


Ph.D. 2014, University of Minnesota
B.Sc. 2009, University of Toronto

A Note to Prospective Graduate Students

Please see my website for current opportunities and instructions on getting in touch.

A Note to Prospective ENVS Honors Undergraduate Students

Honors students in our lab work on data analysis and/or mathematical modeling, depending on their interests and relevant coursework. Specific research questions relate to natural resource management, endangered species conservation, or macro-scale links between economies, the environment and society. For example, a previous honors project in our group projected the implications of pessimistic economic growth forecasts for the U.S.’s 21st-century carbon emissions. For more information on our research interests, please check out our website: