Our research extends from local to global and engages a spectrum of questions, communities, and forest types, with a special focus on applied forest ecology and understanding social dynamics.
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Focus on Centers and Programs Research
Our Centers and Programs are a hub for ground-breaking research conducted by students and faculty to further our scholarship on sustainable forest management and land conservation.
Our homes away from home, Yale Forests manage 10,777 acres of forestland that provide educational, research, and professional opportunities to the Yale community and beyond.
Tropical Resources Institute (TRI)
The Tropical Resources Institute supports student research and on-campus programming aimed at solutions to complex challenges within the conservation and management of tropical environments.
Center for Industrial Ecology (CIE)
Leading the way in an emerging field, the Center for Industrial Ecology focuses research, teaching, and outreach on how resources are converted to products, the pollution that comes from these processes, and opportunities to reduce resource use and pollution.
Urban Resources Initiative (URI)
Making New Haven more resilient, URI works with local partners to plant trees, restore community green spaces, and build bioswales to filter stormwater runoff.
Environmental Leadership Training Initiative (ELTI)
In critical natural landscapes rich in biodiversity, ELTI empowers local leaders to design and implement land use practices and initiatives that protect tropical forests and the livelihoods of local landowners and their communities.
Hixon Center for Urban Ecology
The Hixon Center provides an interdisciplinary forum for research, teaching, and outreach that improve our understanding and management of urban environmental systems.