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  1. Photo of fire in the Amazon forest
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    Loss of Tropical Biomass Due to Climate Change Could Lead to Increased Emissions

    January 25, 2023

    A YSE-led study predicts that climate change could lead to losses in carbon-storing biomass in tropical forests that could accelerate global warming.

  2. tree with a maze of branches and green leafs
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    Researchers Solve Hundred-Year-Old Botanical Mystery that was Key to the Spread of Plant Life on Land

    November 10, 2022

    A team of YSE-led researchers have now solved a 100-year-old paleontology mystery: How did ancient plants emerge from swamps and riverbanks to new habitats with limited access to water?

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    Barrier-Breaking Forest Geneticist Honored with YSE Alumni Award

    October 7, 2022

    As a woman, a scientist, and in countless other roles in her life and career, Sharon Friedman ’77 MFS defied expectations and challenged norms. In recognition of her accomplishments and dedication to the School, she will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from YSE at Reunion Weekend 2022.

  4. Gold mining in the Amazon rain forest
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    Can Gold Mining Be More Sustainable?

    September 28, 2022

    A YSE-led study details the severe degradation and deforestation caused by gold mining in tropical forests, as well as the biophysical challenges associated with effectively restoring these landscapes.

  5. Joe Orefice in the forest
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    Healthy Forests: ‘It’s Never About Cutting an Individual Tree’

    September 26, 2022

    As the debate about healthy forests, logging, and climate change gets more heated, The Forest School's Mark Bradford and Joe Orefice explain why cutting trees, when done appropriately, can lead to more resilient forests while yielding renewable forest products.

  6. New Haven as seen from East Rock
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    YSE-led Study Examines the Increasing Importance of Mid-Size Urban Forests

    June 13, 2022

    A new study, co-authored by researchers from The Forest School at YSE, examines how New Haven’s urban forest patches change over time and management strategies for mid-size urban forests.

  7. Portrait of Kyle Lemle
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    YSE Class of ’22: Kyle Lemle’s Love of Forests Guides His Work on Climate Change

    May 17, 2022

    Whether leading climate protests, fighting for Indigenous land rights, or working the land at Yale-Myers, Kyle Lemle is keeping his focus on the importance of forests.

  8. Joe Orefice inspecting maple tree taps at Yale-Myers Forest
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    New YSE Program Helps Sweeten the Sustainable Production of Maple Syrup

    March 17, 2022

    A new extension program at Yale-Myers Forest will help sugar producers enhance production in sustainable ways.

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    New Initiative Connects the Northeast’s Forest Farmers

    March 8, 2022

    The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment has helped establish the Northeast Forest Farmers Coalition, an education and outreach program designed to help the region’s forest landowners build forest farming operations.

  10. Bradford, Seto, Raymond, and Leiserowitz
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    Four YSE Faculty Members Named on the ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ List

    December 6, 2021

    Four Yale School of the Environment faculty members have been included on Clarivate Analytics’ annual list of the world’s most influential researchers.

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    Celebrating Old Growth

    October 18, 2021

    Renowned environmental authors recently took part in a Yale-led discussion that celebrated the release of Old Growth,  a collection of essays and poems about the rich inner lives of trees.

  12. Daniel Piotto
    YSE News

    Prospect Street Award Winner Brings Optimism to the Fight to Save Brazil’s Tropical Forests

    October 14, 2021

    Daniel Piotto is hoping his studies in forest restoration and plantation forestry can help counter devastating tree loss in one the country’s “last frontiers.”

  13. Photograph of a forest
    YSE News

    Forest Fragmentation Research Earns 2021 Bormann Prize

    April 29, 2021

    Meghna Krishnadas’ doctoral research into how forest fragmentation alters the underlying mechanisms shaping patterns of tropical tree regeneration and forest diversity was recognized for its novel insight into ecological processes.

  14. Craig Brodersen and a YSE student in the lab preparing a white pine branch for weighing
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    Brodersen Receives Generous Gift to Support Research on How We Build More Resilient Plants

    November 30, 2020

    YSE Professor Craig Brodersen has received a $2.5 million gift from The Howard and Maryam Newman Family Plant Research Fund, which will support his innovative research and collaborative work on the coordination between plant anatomy and physiology.

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    Supporting Research in the Tropics During the COVID Era

    June 29, 2020

    Each year the Tropical Resources Institute sends students across the world to conduct research in the world’s tropical regions. This year, of course, is not like most years.