News & Updates

Request for proposals for new YIBS Research Program

February 8, 2016
The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies is now accepting proposals for new Research Programs. Research Program support is intended to foster collaboration among multiple...

Mammoth for dinner? YIBS research profiled in New York Times

February 3, 2016
Mystery meat debunked! Neither sloth nor mammoth, declare Yale researchers. An interdisciplinary team determined that a piece of meat, saved from a 1951 Explorer’s Club...

New in Field Notes: Water quality modeling at YIBS

February 2, 2016
A water quality modeling project shows how much we can do with a deluge of data.   By Agnes Walton, YIBS Science Communication Fellow (agnes....

YIBS team identifies new giant tortoise species

January 1, 2016
The recent identification of a new giant tortoise species on Galapagos by a Yale-led team of researchers highlights the ongoing evolution of conservation science. By Agnes...

“Eyespots” in butterflies shown to distract predatory attack

November 12, 2014
Former Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Katy Prudic, demonstrated through her research that eyespots in butterflies are shown to distract predatory...
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service

October 28, 2014
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies External Advisory Board member and former Chair of this board, has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for...

New VertLife project will sprout a forest of family trees

September 18, 2014
A Yale-led effort to bring “big data” to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a new...