The Bass Visiting Environmental Scholars Program brings premier scholars in any field dealing with the study of the environment, past or present, to Yale for an extended period of time. The scholars are nominated through the YIBS Faculty Council, and while in residence at Yale, scholars present seminars, interact with faculty, students and research groups, and participate in the life of one or more academic units.
Dr. Rita Colwell was named as the inaugural Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar in the spring of 2005, and YIBS has hosted roughly 30 scholars since then.
Previous Bass Environmental Scholars
|Bill Weber (wildlife conservationist)||Spring 2014|
|Jeremy Jackson (marine ecologist & paleontologist)||Spring 2014|
|Jonathan Bloch (paleontologist)||Spring 2013|
|Hugh Possingham (conservation biologist)||Spring 2013|
|Carlos Jaramillo (paleobiologist & geologist)||Fall 2012 &
|Arne Mooers (evolutionary & conservation biologist)||Spring 2012|