About Srijana

Srijana Baral is an assistant professor of economics of ecological risk and resilience in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at the Colorado State University. Her research focuses on the economic implications of timber taxation policies, financial effects of climate induced events such as wildfire, risk and return of forest and farmland investments, valuation of ecosystem services, and the evaluation of forest products industry in the state of Colorado. Her research lab, Baral Forest Economics Lab, welcomes all motivated graduate students interested in economics of natural resource management. Our lab also welcomes new research ideas and opportunities to collaborate.

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  • Forest taxation
  • Risks in forest investment
  • Forest product industry
  • Climate induced events
  • Natural climate solutions
  • Farmland investments
  • Forest and Ag finance


PhD, Forest Finance and Economics - University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 2022

MS, Forest Economics - University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 2019

BS, Forestry - Tribhuvan University
Nepal, 2016


  • International Society of Forest Resource Economics
  • The Society of American Foresters