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Doctoral Candidate Awarded EPA Grant
For Study of Air Pollution in Nepal
October 23, 2014 —
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week awarded Anobha Gurung, a doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grant to support her research into the health impacts of air pollution in Nepal.
Bormann Prize Winner Honored
For Study in ‘Green Sovereignty’
October 21, 2014 —
A published paper exploring the relationship between landscape imagery and national self-identity in Costa Rica helped earn Dana Graef, an F&ES doctoral student, the 2014 F. Herbert Bormann Prize.
Two F&ES Students Awarded
Scholarships for Volunteerism
October 20, 2014 —
Yesenia Gallardo ’15 M.E.M. and David Gonzalez ’15 M.E.M. were recognized for their leadership and exemplary recrod of volunteer service, especially to the F&ES, Yale, and New Haven communities.
F&ES Creates William R. Burch Prize
To Honor Student Research at TRI
October 14, 2014 —
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies this week announced the creation of a new student award, the William R. Burch Prize, which is named in honor of the founder of the School’s influential Tropical Resources Institute. The new prize will be awarded annually to the best paper written by a TRI Fellow, and will include a $1,000 cash prize.
Xuhui Lee Honored by
American Meteorological Society
October 9, 2014 —
Xuhui Lee, the Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology at F&ES, has received the 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology from the American Meteorological Society.
Yale’s Chad Oliver Honored
For Contributions to Forest Science
September 4, 2014 —
Yale F&ES Professor Chadwick Dearing Oliver will be awarded the prestigious Host Country Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations during its World Congress this fall.
Dean Peter Crane Wins Prestigious International Prize for Biology
September 2, 2014 —
F&ES Dean Peter Crane has been awarded the 2014 International Prize for Biology administered by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for his work on the evolutionary history of plants.
Dean Crane’s Book, Ginkgo, a Finalist
For Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science
August 18, 2014 —
Dean Peter Crane’s 2013 book,
Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot
, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.
Yale Project Aims to Propel
Green Walls into the Mainstream
July 30, 2014 —
A team of Yale researchers has received a $299,000 grant to develop a new class of “green wall” technologies capable of rejecting waste heat for a range of processes, a potentially valuable green infrastructure alternative to the cooling towers that have become ubiquitous worldwide.
Postdoc’s Dissertation Earns National Honor
July 21, 2014 —
Jude Bayham, a postdoctoral associate at F&ES, recently received Honorable Mention for Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.
Yale Team Invited to Switzerland
To Pitch Sustainable Business Plan
June 9, 2014 —
A team of joint-degree students from F&ES and the Yale School of Management has reached the final stage of an international MBA competition hosted by the coffee company Nestlé Nespresso, an operating unit of the Nestlé Group.
Karen Seto Succeeds David Skelly as
Associate Dean & Doctoral Studies Director
June 6, 2014 —
F&ES Professor Karen Seto has been named the School’s next Associate Dean for Research and Director of Doctoral Studies, succeeding Professor David Skelly, who was recently appointed new director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Eleven F&ES Students
Selected as Climate Corps Fellows
June 2, 2014 —
Eleven students and graduates from F&ES have been selected as summer fellows for the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps program, an innovative fellowship that places specially trained graduates students with private and public sector organizations to help transform how they use energy.
Six Yale Graduate Students
Awarded Sabin Fellowships
May 20, 2014 —
Six F&ES students have been chosen as Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellows, with each Fellow to receive up to $40,000 for their education and post-graduation service in the environmental sector.
Science on the Fly: Dam Release
Offers Rare Opportunity for Yale Scientists
May 13, 2014 —
When operators lifted the gates of the Morelos Dam at the U.S-Mexico border, allowing a rare pulse of water to pour into the parched, final stretches of the Colorado River Delta, it offered a rare opportunity for F&ES researchers.
Kroon Cup Honors Two Students
Who Embodied Stewardship at F&ES
April 29, 2014 —
The F&ES community last week awarded the Kroon Cup to two members of the Class of 2014, one who has organized a variety of activities linking people with the natural world, and one who made an indelible mark on the school during his too-brief time here.
Connecticut River Watershed Study Will
Assess Impacts of Extreme Rain Events
April 22, 2014 —
A team of Yale researchers will lead a five-year, $3 million study to determine whether an increase in extreme rain events is affecting the transport of dissolved organic matter through the Connecticut River watershed, a phenomenon they say could alter the chemical composition and water quality of the watershed and the Long Island Sound.
Cashore Receives IUFRO Award for
Advances in Global Forest Governance
April 8, 2014 —
F&ES Professor Benjamin Cashore has received the prestigious Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) for achievements in research related to governance of forest resources worldwide.
F&ES Students Take Top Honors at
U.S.-Sponsored Energy Competition
March 24, 2014 —
Ten students from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) received “best proposal” honors during the U.S. Department of Energy’s third annual Better Building Case Competition held this month in Washington, D.C.
Two F&ESers Receive Fellowships for
Global Justice and Women's Rights
February 25, 2014 —
Hilary Faxon B.A. ’11 M.E.M. ’13, and Lia Nicholson M.E.M. ‘14, have each received Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women’s Rights for projects to implement environmental programs in vulnerable parts of the world.
As Sea Levels Rise,
Can Salt Marshes Keep Up?
February 24, 2014 —
A team of F&ES researchers has received a grant to investigate the ability of coastal salt marshes to migrate upland in the face of sea level rise and how the land types at higher elevations affects potential migration.
Three Yale Students Selected
As 2014 Wyss Scholars
February 18, 2014 —
The Wyss Foundation, a charitable organization that promotes land conservation in the U.S. West, has selected three Yale students as 2014 Wyss Scholars — Benjamin Hayes M.F. ‘15, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Marsters M.E.M. ‘16 M.B.A. ‘16, and Mordechai Treiger LAW ‘15.
Honduras Forest Conservation Project Wins First Yale ISTF Innovation Prize
February 10, 2014 —
A project that promotes forest conservation by linking sustainable producers with high-value markets received the first ever International Society of Tropical Foresters Forest Finance Innovation Prize during the group's annual meeting held at F&ES.
Yale Researchers Receive Google
Earth Engine Award for Land Studies
January 30, 2014 —
A team of Yale researchers has received a “Google Earth Engine Research Award” for ongoing land stewardship studies being conducted in Wyoming.
Storm Warning: Why Do So Many
People Ignore Evacuation Orders?
January 20, 2014 —
When dangerous storms batter coastal communities, not all residents heed safety advisories. A new study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication will explore what factors shape these choices.
Class of 1980 Fund Honored
For Three Decades of Giving
November 22, 2013 —
The F&ES Class of 1980 has received the Association of Yale Alumni's School Volunteer Engagement and Leadership award for two funds that have supported student activities and research for more than three decades.
Hurricane-Inspired Study Earns
F&ES Student Inaugural Bormann Prize
November 18, 2013 —
Doctoral student Bryan Yoon was awarded the inaugural F. Herbert Bormann Prize, established to honor research that builds on the legacy of the revered F&ES professor.
Right Here in Our Backyard
November 4, 2013 —
The U.S. government recently designated watershed sites in New Haven as part of a national network of Urban Wildlife Refuges, a classification that will help support restoration work being done by local groups — including F&ES’s Urban Resources Initiative.
Tucker, Grim Honored for Linking
'Languages of Many Disciplines'
October 25, 2013 —
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim were honored by the University of Massachusetts, Boston for work that transcends national and cultural lines to find solutions to planetary challenges.
F&ES Student Talk on Ivory Trade
Honored at Conservation Conference
October 17, 2013 —
Yufang Gao M.E.Sc ’14, a second-year student from China, received “best talk” honors for his presentation on the international ivory trade during the
2013 Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York
held last week at the American Museum of Natural History.
Former F&ES ‘Star’ Joins
UN Science Advisory Panel
October 16, 2013 —
Maria Ivanova M.E.Sc '99, M.A '99, Ph.D. '06 has been appointed to an international panel that will advise top United Nations leaders, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on issues related to sustainable development.
Federal Grant Will Help Inform
Family Forest Owners About Land Options
October 9, 2013 —
A new federal grant will help a F&ES-based project inform more family forest owners about their land stewardship options — and to protect even more forest property for the long term.
Two F&ES Students Awarded
Scholarships for Community-Based Work
October 9, 2013 —
Esther Rojas-Garcia M.E.Sc ’14 and Anandi van Diepen-Hedayat M.E.Sc '14 were recognized for their leadership and exemplary record of volunteer service, especially to the F&ES, Yale and New Haven communities.
An Approaching Swarm?
Linking Land Use and Locusts
October 2, 2013 —
F&ES's Eli Fenichel is exploring how different property rights regimes and land ownership traditions affect a society's capacity to adapt to the very real threat of locust outbreaks.
Middleton Receives Camp Monaco Prize
September 19, 2013 —
Arthur Middleton M.E.M. ’07, who has spent six years exploring how ecological changes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are affecting the region’s migratory elk herds, has received a $100,000 research prize for his ongoing efforts to monitor and conserve the iconic species.
Gary Knight Named 2013 McCluskey Fellow
September 3, 2013 —
The new McCluskey Fellow has helped the state of Florida conserve millions of acres of critical land from the state’s western panhandle to its iconic Keys.
Society for Conservation Biology Awards Highest Honor to Yale F&ES Alum
August 22, 2013 —
Citing her “extraordinary contributions to the conservation of biological diversity,” including her work in public education and field research conducted around the world, the Society for Conservation Biology has awarded their 2013 Distinguished Service Award to Eleanor J. Sterling B.A. ’83, Ph.D. ’93.
Crane appointed to second term as F&ES Dean
June 6, 2013 —
Evolutionary biologist Peter Crane has been reappointed dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2014.
Anthony Clark Awarded Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship
May 23, 2013 —
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the Schmidt Family Foundation, has announced that
is among the students and academic mentors that will take part in the first Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowships for innovation in the circular economy.
A Champion of Sustainability
May 17, 2013 —
was unable to receive her award for public service, because she was busy performing public service.
Yale F&ES Student is Top 5 Finalist in ERM Foundation Sustainability Fellowship
May 16, 2013 —
The ERM Foundation in North America recently announced Valerie Moye as a Top 5 finalist in its 3
annual Sustainability Fellowship award. Valerie is a first year Master of Environmental Management student at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies focusing on sustainable urban and industrial systems.
Nine Yale Graduate Students Awarded Sabin Fellowships
May 6, 2013 —
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies selected nine graduate students as Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellows, with each Fellow to receive up to $40,000 of funding for their education and post-graduate service in the environmental sector.
Three Yale Graduate Students Named Wyss Scholars
March 28, 2013 —
The Wyss Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to land conservation in the Intermountain West, has announced its selection of three 2013 Wyss Scholars from Yale—Whitney Leonard LAW ’15, Hanna Mershman M.F. ’14 and Heather West M.E.M/M.B.A ’15. This is Yale’s 8
year participating in the Wyss scholars program, with the number of Yale Wyss Scholars now numbering 18.
$1.9 Million Project Will Identify Strategies that Speed the Spread of Solar Technologies
February 5, 2013 —
A new research project, funded by the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, will estimate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and persistence of various behavioral strategies that speed the diffusion of solar technology within local communities.
Marian Chertow Named President of International Society for Industrial Ecology
December 13, 2012 —
An associate professor of industrial environmental management at F&ES, Chertow has been named president of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and will begin serving a two-year term in January. Founded in 2001, the society has over 500 members from 41 countries.
Urbanization Expert Dr. Karen Seto Promoted to Full Professor with Tenure
December 11, 2012 —
On December 7, 2012 the Yale Corporation voted to confirm School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ (F&ES) Dr. Karen Seto to promotion to Full Professor with tenure based on her outstanding record of scholarship in the fields of urbanization, land change science, and sustainability. Seto’s work in China, Vietnam, and India seeks to determine how urbanization is changing the Earth’s surface, what drives urban land change in contemporary Asia, and where will urban expansion occur in the future. She is also investigating the environmental impacts of urban expansion.
F&ES Students Win $50,000 Barrett Foundation Prize
October 31, 2012 —
A team of students from the Yale School of Management (SOM) and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES) has won the Barrett Foundation Prize of the National Forest Foundation. The business plan competition challenges students to find market-based incentives to address forest stewardship challenges on National Forest System lands.
F&ES Alum to Receive Wilbur Cross Medal
September 21, 2012 —
John Aber, a renowned scholar on the effects of acid rain on forests and a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, will receive the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, Yale’s highest graduate alumni honor.
SAGE Magazine Wins Kroon Cup
May 18, 2012 —
A student-run magazine with bold ambitions, a quirky sense of humor and a commitment to investigating environmental issues that elude the climate-saturated media has won the Kroon Cup.
Yale Professor Receives Monaco Award
March 26, 2012 —
Michelle Bell, an expert on the environment and human health, has received the inaugural Prince Albert II de Monaco/Institut Pasteur Award for outstanding contributions to her field.
$5.5 Million for Yale Reforestation Program
November 15, 2011 —
A Yale program that aims to restore tropical forests and the livelihoods that depend on them has received a six-year, $5.5 million grant by the Arcadia Fund to continue its work in Latin America and Southeast Asia.
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