YIBS Staff

Michael Donoghue

Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies

Sterling Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

I’m interested in using knowledge of plant phylogeny to understand morphological character evolution, diversification, and historical biogeography. Several current projects are focused on elucidating the evolution of Viburnum and its movements among continents and forest communities.

Toya Sealy Cotto

LaToya Sealy Cotto

Manager of Finance and Administration
Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum, 213A

Jonathan Rohner

Director of Finance and Administration
Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum, 213

Hannah Meyer

Assistant Director of Visitor Experience and Special Events
Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum, 209

Andy Melien

Digital Media Specialist 
Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum, 401

    Luiz Cordeiro

    Financial Assistant 
    Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
    Peabody Museum, 213A

    Sarah Morrill

    Assistant Director, Grants Management 
    Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
    Peabody Museum, 215