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.
The Washington Post’s Chris Mooney Addresses the Challenge of Translating Environmental Data for Public ConsumptionAs Earth Day renews the public’s focus on climate change, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Chris Mooney teaches YSE students how to effectively translate environmental data for public consumption.
- More than 40 people from Yale will travel to Katowice, Poland for the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP 24, including several F&ES students who have trained for climate negotiations.
- A new Yale-led study describes a novel methodology that tracks the inland movement of marshland by analyzing for microscopic fossils in the sediment, a process that might provide important insights into the future of these vulnerable coastal ecosystems.
- The F&ES-based Tropical Resources Institute (TRI) this month published a Special Issue that highlights three decades of student work in commemoration of the organization’s 30th anniversary.
- In recent years the U.S. Department of Energy laid out an ambitious plan to grow the U.S. offshore wind sector. In a new paper, Yale researchers make the case that it might not be as easy as it seems.
- A new Yale-led study provides a detailed glimpse into how the U.S. ecological community views the direction of long-term research and its critical role in the advancement of knowledge.
- A Yale-led analysis of health claims in 22 U.S. states found that severe drought conditions increased the risk of mortality — and, in some cases, cardiovascular disease — among adults 65 or over.
- In a recent study, a team of researchers — including YSE professor Peter Raymond and postdoctoral fellow Taylor Maavara — show nitrous oxide emissions are increasing at a “devastating” rate, faster than predictions introduced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
- annual F&ES Research Conference on April 11-12.
- For nearly two decades, conservationists Lilian Painter and Robert Wallace have worked with indigenous communities in Bolivia’s Madidi-Tambopata landscape to recover endangered species and improve livelihoods for the people who live there. Despite the challenges, their strategy is working.
- A new Yale-led study suggests that a progressive carbon tax can both reduce emissions and generate revenue. But how a carbon tax is structured — and how its benefits are communicated to voters — are vital for building political support.
- In a new paper F&ES scholars make the case that overly simplistic studies on the climate impacts on ecosystems avoid the inherent complexity and interconnectedness of natural systems — and thus yield erroneous climate predictions.
- Jude Bayham, a postdoctoral associate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, recently received Honorable Mention for Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.
In his dissertation, Bayham found that increased development across the western U.S. is affecting how government agencies respond to wildfires. He showed that using firefighting resources to protect homes