International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF)

Events

Who's to Lose? The Tradeoffs of Gold Mining around the World / Photo Exhibit Keynote Talk
Nov. 6, 2014 - Thursday
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Classroom 321, Kroon Hall
Photo Exhibit Reception: Digging for Gold
Nov. 6, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Kroon Hall, 3rd Floor, The Bloch

Yale's student chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) was first organized in 1989, as part of a network of natural resource professionals concerned with tropical resource management. ISTF provides a forum for students with interests and experiences in linking natural resource conservation and management with economic development.

Members participate in a range of social, educational, and professional activities that promote the sharing of experiences and knowledge related to resource management in developing countries. In addition to organizing field trips to the New York Botanical Garden, hosting discussion events and career talks (“Dinner with a Tropical Forester”), ISTF also organizes a two-day conference on an emerging topic in the tropics – the largest student-organized conference at FES. Conferences in recent years have brought together representatives of governments, universities, and environmental and development organizations to discuss:

  • Innovations in Tropical Forest Management
  • Tropical Forests and Climate Change
  • Conflict and Cooperation
  • Reduced Emissions from Degradation and Deforestation
  • Payment for Environmental Services
  • Illegal Logging and Certification
  • People in Parks
  • Himalayan conservation and development
 
Read about last year's conference: Strategies for Landscape-Scale Restoration in the Tropics,
January 26-28, 2012
Conference Website | Schedule | Conference Program | Blog
 

Leaders

Co-­chairs/Presidents:
Krysia Solheim kristina.solheim@yale.edu
Melissa Arias melissa.arias@yale.edu
Matheus Teixeira Pires do Couto matheus.couto@yale.edu
Celine Lim celine.lim@yale.edu

Treasurer:
Reginald Rex Barrer reginaldrex.barrer@yale.edu

 

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