YIBS Staff

Eric Sargis

Eric Sargis

Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies

Professor of Anthropology, Archaeological Studies, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and the Yale School of the Environment 

Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Vertebrate Zoology (Mammalogy)Yale Peabody Museum 

“I study the functional morphology and systematics of both living and extinct mammals. My research focuses on the biodiversity, morphological evolution, and paleobiology of several groups of mammals, including primates and treeshrews.”

Carla Staver

Carla Staver

Associate Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies

Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

“I am interested in the ecology and ecosystem impacts of chronic disturbances (including fire and herbivory), especially at the interface of savannas and forests. I work mostly in African savannas but have global interests in fire- and herbivory-prone ecosystems.”

LaToya Sealy Cotto

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration

Luiz Cordeiro

Financial Assistant 

Timothy Sandrey

Associate Communications Officer

Yuji Torikai

Associate Communications Officer