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48 Stories
  1. Closeup of the eyes of a gray wolf
    YSE News

    Conserving Wildlife Can Help Mitigate Climate Change

    March 27, 2023

    Protecting and enhancing populations of key wildlife species across the world could significantly enhance natural carbon capture and storage and play a critical role mitigating climate change, according to new YSE-led research.

  2. 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,

  3. 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.

  4. Aerial view of coastal marsh in Georgia
    YSE News

    Mussels and Other Aquatic Animals Provide Critical Coastal Ecosystem Protections

    March 7, 2023

    New research led by the Yale Carbon Contain Lab encompassing 750,000 acres of coastal areas in the U.S. finds that mollusks play an important role in the health and growth of salt marshes.

  5. Tracy Stone Manning photographed in the American West
    YSE News

    Bureau of Land Management Leaders Emphasize Balanced Approach to Land Use

    February 24, 2023

    Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning and Principal Deputy Director Nada Wolff Culver in a discussion at the Yale School of the Environment February 22 note the federal agency's dual mandate of commercial use and conservation — with an emphasis on “protect the best, preserve the rest.”

  6. Duguid and Brodersen discussing a landscape painting
    YSE News

    Natural Histories: YSE Scientists Collaborate on New Landscape Art Exhibit

    February 7, 2023

    A new installation now on view at the Yale University Art Gallery, developed in consultation with Yale School of the Environment scientists, focuses on 19th century paintings that show deforestation and the changing landscapes in the U.S. during the industrial era.

  7. Aerial view of Outer Banks coastline in North Carolina
    YSE News

    YSE Economist Is Key in Effort to ‘Put Nature on the Country’s Balance Sheet’

    January 23, 2023

    Leading a 27-agency team while serving at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Professor Eli Fenichel played a critical role in developing a new national strategy to measure the economic value of natural resources and better understand nature’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

  8. A coati (Nasua narica) forages on palm fruits in a secondary forest, Panama
    YSE News

    New Study Finds Animals Play Key Role in Restoring Forests

    December 19, 2022

    The world’s wildlife populations have declined by almost 70% in the last 50 years as their habitats have been cleared by humans and polluted. Yet, animals play a crucial role in reforestation, a new study published in The Royal Society journal Philosophical Transactions has found.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.