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 Summer Research

YIBS Postdoctoral Fellowships

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


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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