Institute of

International Forestry and Forest Economics


Anna Frerck
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
Phone: +49 40 739 62 301
Fax: +49 40 739 62 399

Permanent position


On December 1, 2019, Dr. Eliza Zhunusova took up a permanent position in the working group “Forestry Worldwide”.

(© Eliza Zhunusova)

After her M. Sc. Studies in Food and Resource Economics at the University of Bonn, Eliza Zhunusova completed her PhD in Agricultural Economics with the thesis title “Agricultural development in the Kyrgyz Republic: The impact of domestic policies, changing macroeconomic conditions, and international migration” at the Institute of Agricultural Policy and Market Research at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen. Since November 2017, she has been successfully working at the Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics on several research projects related to forest-based livelihoods in the tropics.

Her new responsibilities will include an analysis of contribution of forestry to sustainable development in developing and transition economies, contribution to science-based policy advice in the areas of sustainable forestry and socio-economics aspects in relation to Sustainable Development Goals, as well as evaluation of interdisciplinary datasets on interrelationships between forest use potential and rural livelihoods in the tropics.