News & Updates

YIBS Affiliated Faculty Honors

January 24, 2022
Faculty honors Congratulations to the following YIBS Affiliates on their recent achievements and awards honoring the contributions made to their respective fields of study!...
The Age of Mammals, a mural by Rudolph F. Zallinger. (© 2016 Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University)

Loss of Ancient Grazers Triggered a Global Rise in Fires

December 2, 2021
“From 50,000 years to 6,000 years ago, many of the world’s largest animals, including such iconic grassland grazers as the woolly mammoth, giant bison, and ancient horses,...
Oct. 22, 2021 Science Cover

Study Develops Technique for Creating Strong, ‘Moldable’ Wood Materials

November 10, 2021
“A new study published in Science details an innovative new process that breaks down the wood’s cell walls and allows the material to be reconstituted via a “water-shock”...
Paul Anastas

Paul Anastas Wins the 2021 Volvo Environment Prize

October 28, 2021
Known as the ‘father of green chemistry,’ Paul Anastas, who directs the Yale School of the Environment’s Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, is recognized for...
Ocean acidity data affirm predictions of changes to El Niño conditions

Ocean Acidity Data Affirm Predictions of Changes to El Niño Conditions

October 20, 2021
A multi-institutional research team led by Yale and the University of St. Andrews has confirmed a major finding of climate models regarding changes that may occur to Pacific...
Tree-dwelling mammals endured after asteroid strike destroyed forests

Tree-Dwelling Mammals Endured After Asteroid Strike Destroyed Forests

October 11, 2021
A new study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution examines how an asteroid strike 66 million years ago wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs and devastated the Earth’s...
YIBS Newsletter - Fall 2021

YIBS Newsletter - Fall 2021

September 9, 2021
Dear YIBS community,  We’re very excited to share the YIBS Fall Newsletter with you! Please click the link below to view. Thank you and enjoy! Eric Sargis and Carla Staver ...