Biljana Macura joined SEI in January 2016 as a Research Fellow. In this position, Biljana conducts systematic reviews and systematic maps in environmental management, works on improvement of methodology for evidence synthesis and provides training in this field.
Biljana is an environmental social scientist with interdisciplinary background and various scientific interests. She holds a PhD in forest policy from University of Padova, Italy and Bangor University, United Kingdom. Her PhD research includes governance effectiveness of forest protected areas, with a focus on tiger conservation in Central Indian Highlands. She investigated how different conservation governance modes, local institutional arrangements and top-down conservation interventions influence conservation success. Prior to this, Biljana received a MSc (2010) in Environmental Studies from ICTA, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain and Hamburg University of Technology, Germany and a BSc in Ecology (2006) from University of Belgrade, Serbia.