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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.

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    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.”

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    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.

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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.

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    Firefighters Battling Wildfires in U.S. West Face a New Threat this Year: COVID-19

    June 25, 2020

    Wildland firefighters who already face many risks during a typical season are confronted by a new threat this year: COVID-19. In an interview, Yale student James Puerini, who spent five years as a wildland firefighter, discusses why these firefighters are vulnerable to the virus and how government can better protect crews by providing healthcare assurances.

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    Hybrid Vigor: Forest School Builds on Historic Strengths — and Creates New Opportunities

    May 28, 2020

    On July 1, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will be known as the Yale School of the Environment. Simultaneously, we will establish The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment in recognition of the ongoing importance of forestry. The new Forest School builds upon Yale’s traditional strength — and creates exciting new opportunities.

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    Forest Research in the Congo Basin Earns the 2020 Bormann Prize

    May 13, 2020

    Peter Umunay’s research, which explores ways to find a balance between conservation and economic development in the Congo Basin, earned him the 2020 F. Herbert Bormann Prize, an award that honors an F&ES doctoral student whose work best exemplifies the legacy of the late Yale professor.

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    Spring Comes to Yale-Myers Forest

    April 3, 2020

    While the coronavirus crisis has kept many F&ES students and researchers away from Yale-Myers Forest this spring, Joseph Orefice ’09 M.F., a lecturer and director of forest and agricultural operations at F&ES, takes you there in a series of videos.

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    A Campus for the 21st Century: Online Programs Open Yale Expertise to the World 

    January 2, 2020

    Two new online certificate programs — on tropical forest landscapes and renewable energy, respectively — have made F&ES expertise available beyond the university’s New Haven campus. Working professionals from a range of sectors — and 34 countries — are already taking advantage. 

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    IUFRO Names an F&ES Alumnus,John Parrotta, as Its Next President

    October 7, 2019

    John Parrotta ’83 M.S. ’83 For, ’84 M.Phil, ’88 Ph.D., who serves as national research program leader for international science issues with the U.S. Forest Service, this week was named president of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).

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    A Digital Roadmap for Working with Forest Landowners

    July 15, 2019

    A new guide published by the Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE) program will help natural resources professionals better engage family landowners in conservation and responsible land stewardship.

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    Comita Receives NSF CAREER Award for Research on Diversity of Tropical Forests

    April 15, 2019

    Liza Comita, an assistant professor of tropical forest ecology at F&ES, has received a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation that will support her research into the factors that shape the rich and persistent biological diversity in the world’s tropical forests.

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    Landmark Report Finds Urban Natural Forests Require Greater Management

    March 19, 2019

    Researchers at F&ES have partnered with the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land on a first-of-its-kind report on how U.S. cities manage urban natural forests — critical greenspaces that they found are frequently lacking the proper resources.

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    ‘Specialized’ Microbes Within Plant Species Promote Diversity, Study Finds

    March 7, 2019

    A Yale-led research team conducted an experiment that suggests microbes can specialize within plant species, which can promote plant species diversity and increased seed dispersal.