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  1. Cameron McKenzie
    YSE News

    YSE Class of ’23: Cameron McKenzie’s Journey to Socially Responsible Environmentalist

    May 17, 2023

    YSE Class of '23: After working in rural Kenya and  a Neotropical premontane cloud forest canopy in Panama, Cameron McKenzie found his niche in urban forest stewardship.

  2. Megan Sullivan
    YSE News

    YSE Class of ’23: For Megan Sullivan, It Is All About Sustaining Forests

    May 15, 2023

    YSE Class of ’23: From drawing to exploring trees, doctoral student Megan Sullivan focuses on logging impacts on tropical forest ecology in Africa.

  3. ELTI participants in the field
    YSE News

    Arcadia Grant Will Help Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative Expand its Reach

    March 14, 2023

    The Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) of The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment will be expanding its reach in capacity development, accelerating on-the-ground results for sustainable land use, continuing efforts to promote open access to resources, and sharing evidence about its experiences to date with the help of a $3 million grant from Arcadia,

  4. a pile of wood fuel pellets
    YSE News

    Study Examines Potential Use of Machine Learning for Sustainable Development of Biomass

    March 7, 2023

    Researchers at YSE examined machine learning’s role in promoting the sustainable design of biomass and biomass-derived materials and found few studies applied machine learning to their entire lifecycle. They say that when applied appropriately machine learning can support sustainability-informed design.

  5. Photo of fire in the Amazon forest
    YSE News

    Loss of Tropical Biomass Due to Climate Change Could Lead to Increased Carbon Emissions

    January 25, 2023

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

  6. tree with a maze of branches and green leafs
    YSE News

    Researchers Solve 100-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?

  7. sharon-friedman
    YSE News

    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.

  8. Gold mining in the Amazon rain forest
    YSE News

    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.

  9. Joe Orefice in the forest
    YSE News

    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.

  10. New Haven as seen from East Rock
    YSE News

    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.

  11. Portrait of Kyle Lemle
    YSE News

    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.

  12. Joe Orefice inspecting maple tree taps at Yale-Myers Forest
    YSE News

    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.

  13. nfcc-2
    YSE News

    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.

  14. Bradford, Seto, Raymond, and Leiserowitz
    YSE News

    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.

  15. old-growth-cover
    YSE News

    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.