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  1. Paulo Brando
    YSE News

    International Tropical Ecology Expert Paulo Brando Joins YSE Faculty

    November 16, 2022

    Paulo Brando, an internationally recognized expert of tropical ecosystems, joins the Yale School of the Environment. His research explores the causes of deforestation and forest degradation in the Amazon and the associated consequences to climate, ecological stability, and the potential future pathways of forests.

  2. 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.

  3. Wilddog in Botswana
    YSE News

    Study Finds all African Carnivores at Risk for Range Loss

    September 26, 2022

    A new YSE-led analysis identifying gaps in maps that help forecast range contractions for African species found that all species studied have a portion of their range at risk.

  4. anna-behm-masozera
    YSE News

    McCluskey Fellow Brings Governance-Focused Approach to Wildlife Conservation to YSE

    June 27, 2022

    After nearly a decade in Rwanda facilitating partnerships in gorilla conservation, Anna Behm Masozera spent the last academic year at YSE as the Dorothy S. McCluskey Visiting Fellow in Conservation, a role that welcomes practitioners — particularly women from or working in developing countries — to the School.

  5. Andis Arietta taking notes in the field
    YSE News

    Research on Rapid, Fine-Scale Evolution in Wood Frogs Wins 2022 Bormann Prize

    April 28, 2022

    Andis Arietta’s doctoral research found that frogs have evolved in response to climate change in recent years, but that continued warming would likely outpace the species’s ability to adapt to extreme environmental change.

  6. 2022 Wyss Scholars
    YSE News

    Future U.S. Conservation Leaders Named 2022 Wyss Scholars

    April 20, 2022

    Three Yale students — Annie Miller ’23 MEM, Molly Ryan ’23 MEM, and Jane Jacoby ’24 MF/JD ’24 — have been named 2022 Wyss Scholars, a program that supports the graduate-level education of a new generation of leaders in U.S. land conservation.

  7. Black Hills in South Dakota
    YSE News

    LANDBACK Panel Addresses Importance of Indigenous Leadership in Land Reclamation and Conservation

    April 12, 2022

    Restoring Indigenous power in land stewardship and co-management policies were at the center of a YSE-Wyss Foundation panel discussion that brought together Indigenous voices from across the country.

  8. Standing vicuna
    YSE News

    Human-induced Disease Outbreak in Animals Causes Cascading Ecological Effects

    March 7, 2022

    The increased spread of human-induced diseases to wildlife poses a growing challenge for ecosystem conservation. A Yale School of the Environment-led study that investigated the impacts of a mange outbreak that killed vicuñas in a protected area in the Argentine Andes found that it had unique effects on the ecology of the region.

  9. wet-market-bushmeat-square
    YSE News

    Reframing the Controversial Bushmeat Trade

    February 14, 2022

    With the origins of the COVID-19 spurring conversations around the consumption and trade of wild animals from the global South, Yale researchers are taking a closer look to understand the role of “bushmeat” to create a more balanced narrative.

  10. ELTI participants in the field
    YSE News

    ELTI Director Helps Define Political Ecology Playbook

    January 26, 2022

    To address issues of equity and justice in worldwide efforts to advance restoration and conservation and deforestation, a new paper co-authored by YSE's Director of Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative Eva Garen outlines 10 principles for effective, equitable, and transformative landscapes.

  11. Silhouette illustration of a small cat
    YSE News

    Tracking Small Cats in Bolivian Amazon

    December 8, 2021

    Amy Zuckerwise ’20 MESc and Courtney Anderson ’20 MESc spent a summer studying smaller cats in the upper Amazon River basin in northwestern Bolivia.

  12. Close-up of leopard staring into the distance
    YSE News

    Fanning Across the Globe in Search of Big Cats

    December 8, 2021

    YSE students are researching myriad ways these animals are impacting the landscape to fully understand their conservation value and the importance of their survival.

  13. 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.

  14. YSE News

    Environmental Fellows Share Impassioned Commitment to Justice

    November 29, 2021

    The nine YSE graduate students and recent graduates in the 2021 Environmental Fellows program have diverse backgrounds and experiences, but share the same impassioned commitment to their environmental work.

  15. moose with frost-covered antlers
    YSE News

    Repopulating Endangered Animals Can Play a Vital Role in Cutting Carbon Emissions

    November 5, 2021

    Rewilding, restoring, and conserving the role of endangered and threatened species could magnify carbon uptake by 1.5 to 12.5 times or more across the world.