About YIBS

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 seminars and events. We use a collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to study the entire biosphere: from molecules to landscapes, and everything in between.

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

YIBS is collaboratively managed by a permanent staff along with our multidisciplinary Affiliated Faculty 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
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