• Unlocking our planet’s mysteries

    Read more about research themes at YIBS

    Photo credit: Daniel J. Field

  • Supporting pioneering environmental science

    Explore YIBS Centers & Programs

  • Training the next generation of environmental scientists

    Learn more about funding and scholar opportunities at YIBS

  • Telling stories of our research in action

    Visit the YIBS Field Notes blog

    Photo credit: Daniel J. Field

Supporting Environmental Science at Yale

The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) is the umbrella environmental science center on campus. We support and inspire the environmental community at Yale through research and training, grants and fellowships, and weekly seminars and events. We use a collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to study the entire biosphere: from molecules to landscapes, and everything in between.


Introducing YIBS from YIBS on Vimeo.


Explore YIBS 2016 Summer Research

YIBS Postdoctoral Fellowships


Paleontologist & YIBS Donnelley Fellow Erin Saupe

YIBS Donnelley Fellow | Dr. Erin Saupe from YIBS on Vimeo.


Evolutionary biologist & former YIBS Donnelley Fellow Peter Cowman

YIBS Donnelley Fellow | Dr. Peter Cowman from YIBS on Vimeo.

Field Notes: Stories from the lab and from the field

In the Wind River Water (By Taylor Ganz)


Trees for Kissena (featuring Danica Doroski)

Catching Light (featuring Elizabeth Creech)

Where There’s Smoke (featuring Lucia Woo)

Searching for Densifolia (featuring Adam Roddy)

A Quercus Story (featuring Kyra Prats)