Coral Vita, a commercial land-based coral farm founded by YSE alumni Sam Teicher and Gator Halpern, recently won the inaugural Earthshot Prize, which supports innovative solutions to the climate crisis.
Ecosystem Management and Conservation
Ecosystem Management and Conservation
- A $100 million gift from FedEx will help fund the new Center, which will be focused on developing natural solutions for reducing atmospheric carbon. The Center will support and accelerate research across academic disciplines, helping to establish a more sustainable and healthier future for our planet.
- 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.
- Over several years in Rwanda, Bill Weber developed a conservation strategy that has strengthened mountain gorilla populations by putting local people at the center of the effort. Weber, who has applied these principles in regions worldwide, was recently nominated for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize.
- , a group of scientists argue that public debate about the role of soil carbon in battling climate change is undermining the potential for policymakers to implement policies that build soil carbon for other environmental and agricultural benefits.
- Two students from F&ES — Andy Lee ’19 M.E.Sc. and Kimi Zamuda ’19 M.E.Sc. — have been awarded the 2018 MK McCarthy-RW Worth Scholarship for Leadership in Conservation Science.
- Conservationist Eleanor Sterling ’83 B.A., ’93 Ph.D., chief scientist at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation,has spent her illustrious career combining biological conservation, research, and education.
- In an interview Gao Yufang ’14 M.E.Sc., who is now a doctoral student at F&ES, discusses a new paper he co-authored in Science that calls for a more iterative process that recognizes different value systems in order to save the world's disappearing elephants.
- F&ES Professors Amy Vedder and Bill Weber have worked on dozens of conservation projects across the globe. But they are best known for their efforts to conserve mountain gorillas in Rwanda, a place where they still bring Yale students every year.
- 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.
- As the African continent continues to modernize in the coming decades, striking a balance between development and conservation will be paramount. Helen Gichohi, this year’s McCluskey Visiting Fellow in Conservation, is at F&ES this semester to further her research on possible threats to the environment such rapid development could pose.
- Author Ben Goldfarb ’13 M.E.M. says the near eradication of the once ubiquitous North American beaver had a profound impact on the continent’s landscapes and ecosystems. Now, he says, restoration of beaver populations can help humankind fight drought, improve water quality — even address climate change.
- Researchers at F&ES have partnered with the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land on a first-of-its-kind report on how U.S. cities manage urban natural forests — critical greenspaces that they found are frequently lacking the proper resources.
- A new Yale study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a key relationship between storm events, ecology, and topography in moderating this release.
- The first and only national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument, has been protected for three years under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Advocates for its designation and community members recently gathered at F&ES to commemorate the unique importance of this marine monument.