The Tropical Resources Institute, or TRI, is an interdisciplinary, non-degree-granting center located within the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The mission of TRI is to support interdisciplinary, problem-oriented student research on the most complex challenges confronting the conservation and management of tropical environments and natural resources worldwide. TRI also sponsors and promotes educational initiatives throughout the academic year that focus on timely conservation and development issues in the global tropics.

TRI administers the TRI Endowment Fellowship, which supports Masters and Doctoral level research in the tropics each year, and the Sri Lanka Forest Conservation Fund, which supports research at the Field Center for the Sri Lanka Program in Forest Conservation.

Director: Simon Queenborough, Mrs. John (Elizabeth W.) Musser Director, Lecturer and Research Scientist, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Current TRI Student Research in the Tropics (by region)

Latin America and Hawaii Africa Asia


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Returning Fellows Gathering and Information Session

Thursday 2nd of October 2014  |  6.30pm in 301 Prospect St.

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TRI welcomes Simon A. Queenborough as new Musser Director

This summer, Simon Queenborough took over leadership as Musser Director of the Tropical Resources Institute (TRI), where he will manage one of the School’s most far-reaching and accomplished programs, and mentor the master’s and doctoral students in the Institute’s successful Fellowship program. He will also serve as a lecturer and research scientist at F&ES

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