• Call for proposals: New YIBS Research Program

    Up to $100,000 in annual funding available; learn more here.

  • 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 programs 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.

YIBS Field Notes: Stories from the lab and field

Ponds, Pipes and Parasites (Meredith VanAcker)


As the Numbers Flow In (Katherine Weber)