Affiliated Faculty

YIBS Affiliated Faculty approach the study of the biosphere from many different disciplines, including ecology and evolutionary biology, geology, and chemistry.

Meet our faculty and learn more about their research and departments below, or view faculty grouped by research focus on our Research Themes page.

Jay Ague

Chair and Henry Barnard Davis Memorial Professor of Geology & Geophysics, Department of Geology & Geophysics

Paul Anastas

Director, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Department of Chemistry

Derek E.G. Briggs

G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Department of Geology & Geophysics

Craig Brodersen

Assistant Professor of Plant Physiological Ecology, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Menachem Elimelech

Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Steven Girvin

Deputy Provost for Research

Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Department of Physics

Xuhui Lee

Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Thomas Near

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

David Skelly

Frank R. Oastler Professor of Ecology, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Ronald Smith

Director, YIBS/Yale Center for Earth Observation

Damon Wells Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Department of Geology & Geophysics

John Wargo

Chair, Yale College Environmental Studies Program

Tweedy Ordway Professor of Environmental Health and Politics, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies