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.


Research at YIBS centers upon eight research themes, and we support a number of research centers and programs on campus. We also provide fellowships and funding opportunities for members of the Yale community and for outside scholars.

YIBS is collaboratively managed by a permanent staff along with our multidisciplinary Faculty Council from schools and departments including Forestry & Environmental Studies, Public Health, Engineering, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Geology & Geophysics, Anthropology, and Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology. We are advised by an External Advisory Board of environmental professionals.

YIBS was founded in May 1990 with a generous endowment from Mr. Edward P. Bass, Yale College ‘67, Architecture ‘72, and Hon. ‘01.
 

For more information about past YIBS efforts, you can view past YIBS Newsletters and YIBS Annual Reports.


 

YIBS Postdoctoral Fellowships

Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship

Applications and nominations for the 2019 program are open.  To apply, nominate a candidate, or for general information about the application process, please visit the Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship page.


Hutchinson Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship

Applications for the inaugural 2020 program are open.  To apply, or for general information about the application process, please visit the Hutchinson Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship page.


 

Explore YIBS Summer Research


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

Coexistence on the Savannah: Human-Wildlife Conflict and Landscape Management
(featuring Mary Burak)

 

Managing Expectations at High Elevations
(featuring Julia Monk)

 

Life on the Alaskan Tundra
(featuring Adam Eichenwalk)

 

Starting from Darters
(featuring Daniel Macguigan)

 

Lemurs and Men
(featuring Chloe Chen-Kraus)

 

A Silica Question
(featuring Devon Cole)

In the Wind River Range
(featuring Taylor Ganz)

Trees for Kissena
(featuring Danica Dorowski)

Catching Light
(featuring Elizabeth Creech)

Where There’s Smoke
(featuring Lucia Woo)

Searching for Densifolia
(featuring Adam Roddy)

Alternate Realities and Elephant Parties
(featuring Madelon Case)

The Heat is On for Oak Adaptation
(featuring Kyra Prats)

Zooming in on Zooplankton
(featuring Larry L. Bowman)

Ponds, Pipes and Parasites
(featuring Meredith VanAcker)

As the Numbers Flow In
(featuring Katherine Weber)

Agriculture at the Margins
(featuring Agnes Walton)

Evolving Flight
(featuring Daniel J. Field)

The More we Know
(featuring Alexandra Todorovic-Jones)

Back to Basics
(featuring Valerie Morley)

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