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Flipping over is a perilous hazard for the giant tortoises of the Galápagos Islands. Tim Kelley

How a giant tortoise gets off its back

December 4, 2017
The shells of tumble-prone giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands may not do them any favors, according to a new study. The Galapagos Islands are home to multiple species...
In the community of Pau da Lima, Brazil, poor infrastructure and floods contribute to higher exposure to leptospirosis, a rat-borne disease. [Photo by Jonathan Richardson]

Using rat genetics to inform disease control in Brazil's urban slums

November 15, 2017
A research team from Yale and Providence College is using DNA analyses to combat the leptospirosis disease that plagues urban slums in Brazil. This tropical disease is...

Actionable Sustainability Research and Entrepreneurial Solutions to Climate Change

September 20, 2017
Call for Proposals: Actionable Sustainability Research and Entrepreneurial Solutions to Climate Change The Yale University Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the...

The Health Implications of Droughts for Older Adults

April 27, 2017
A new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health explores the health consequences of droughts. Lead author Dr. Jesse Berman is a former YIBS Donnelley Fellow, who worked...

Summit to Explore Gene Technologies and Environmental Solutions

April 20, 2017
BY TIMOTHY BROWN Originally published in Yale F&ES News This week, Yale will host the Editing Nature Summit: Integrating Science and Collective Wisdom to Create...

Editing Nature Summit 2017: Integrating science and collective wisdom to create responsible environmental solutions using gene technologies

March 31, 2017
The first Editing Nature Summit will take place on April 20-22, 2017, at Yale University. About the Summit DNA is the basic building block of life. It is shared by all...

The biogeography of tropical reef fishes: endemism and provinciality through time

March 13, 2017
A new Biological Reviews paper co-authored by former YIBS Donnelley Fellow Dr. Peter Cowman uses both phylogenetic and biogeographic data for coral reef fishes to examine the...

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