Students and faculty from across YSE and Yale will be attending the annual two-week climate summit hosted by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, where “global stocktaking,” climate finance, and youth participation are expected to take center stage.
- An exciting gift from Anita and Joshua Bekenstein ’80 to the Yale School of the Environment will establish a university-wide program to increase the ranks of Yale graduates in climate leadership roles and accelerate the pace of climate action.
- This year’s incoming class is one of the most diverse in Yale School of the Environment’s history, with students coming from six continents and 31 countries and from 29 U.S. states and territories.
- Switzer Fellow Wes Gobar '24 MEM aims to focus on state-level climate justice issues.
- From a young age, Kroon Cup winner Jess Jones realized that sustainable land stewardship could help heal what ails the environment and humanity.
The YSE Class of 2023: Ready to Meet the Challenges Ahead with a ‘Sense of Purpose, Possibility, and Patience’With optimism and determination about the environmental challenges ahead, Yale School of the Environment graduating students — which included eight PhDs, 134 master’s, and 28 joint degrees — celebrated their accomplishments May 22 at Yale's Old Campus and Kroon Courtyard.
- YSE Class of ’23: From drawing to exploring trees, doctoral student Megan Sullivan focuses on logging impacts on tropical forest ecology in Africa.
- 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.
- YSE Class of ’23: With a background in ecology, Neeti Jain seeks to expand the voices in conservation through more inclusive storytelling.
- Gabriel Gadsden’s doctoral research on “social-ecological landscapes of fear” wins the 2023 F. Herbert Bormann Prize. The study published in BioScience examines how negative human histories can limit scientific lines of inquiry and challenges environmental scholars to reckon with biases.
- YSE students spanned out across the globe for annual field studies during spring break.
- Three Yale students focusing on environmental management and climate change mitigation have been named 2023 Wyss Scholars, a program that supports a new generation of leaders in their pursuit of graduate-level education in land conservation.
- As cities come under increased heat stress with rising global temperatures, a new study by Yale School of the Environment scientists finds that urban humid heat can add additional heat risks to urban areas.
- Yale researchers used machine learning techniques to study two decades of ivory trade media coverage in China, discovering some surprising shifts in public sentiment.
- Yale doctoral students Kristy Ferraro and Diego Ellis Soto developed a "roadmap" to quantify how the movement of animals of all shapes and sizes contribute to and remove nutrients within and across ecosystems. This work earned them the 2022 Sidnie Manton Award from the British Ecological Society.