News & Updates

YIBS Science Communication Workshops and Lectures

February 18, 2017
On Friday February 10th, students and faculty from Yale gathered in Kroon Hall for a day of science communication. The event was part of a larger effort at Yale to train...

Sustaining a High-Tech Economy Using Inspiration from Nature

January 21, 2017
What can our current high-tech economy learn from nature’s evolution over the past 3.8 billion years? Os Schmitz, YIBS Director, writes about a nature-inspired self-...

Ice Age ‘skeleton crew’ offers insights for today’s endangered species

January 11, 2017
By Jim Shelton   Originally published in YaleNews on January 10th, 2017   ***   The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to...
Creative example of collected methane use in a greenhouse in Latvia. Photo: Jon Powell

Not Just a Data Dump: YIBS Scholar Uses Informatics to Improve Waste Management

December 6, 2016
A new Yale-led paper published in Environmental Science & Technology provides the first known estimate of available U.S. municipal waste stocks and the most accurate...

Address from Mark Urban launches new YIBS Center for Biodiversity and Global Change

November 7, 2016
On Thursday evening, YIBS launched the Center for Biodiversity and Global Change with its first seminar. Mark Urban, MESc ’01 PhD ’06, Associate Professor in Ecology and...

New Program on the Evolution of Flower Form and Function (EF3)

October 5, 2016
YIBS’ new Program on the Evolution of Flower Form and Function (EF3) brings together diverse scientific disciplines to address the evolution of one of the most innovative and...

Nature Photography Workshop: understanding species through the lens

October 5, 2016
By Miranda Sinnott-Armstrong Beautiful photographs of the natural world not only inspire the next generation of nature lovers, but can also be useful for documenting species...

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