YSE Forest-Related Faculty

At Yale School of the Environment, we have 12 faculty members and lecturers devoted to forestry, along with several more who intersect with forest studies - from tree physiology to tropical and temperate forest ecology to silviculture and forest management to society’s complex relationships with forests. With various topics and geographies covered, our exemplary faculty are eager to push the boundaries of forest science through research, policymaking, teaching, and mentoring.

Eastern subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes) eat through a black birch log at Yale-Myers Forest. Visible in the center of the image is a soldier and worker termites. The termites make channels through the wood and line them with a soil-mucus mixture, where they bring up the soil from the nest chambers and tunnels they make belowground. Photo by Mark Bradford.
September 27, 2021
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF, Forest Fellow When walking through the woods, we might focus our attention on trees and wildlife. We might notice the crunch of leaves and twigs...
May 13, 2021
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF, Forest Fellow It is with great pride that we announce Liza Comita and Craig Brodersen have earned tenure! As the next generation of forestry...
July 1, 2020
Sara Santiago Without a doubt, tropical forests are home to some of the highest levels of species diversity on the planet, creating many opportunities to explore, posit...
July 1, 2020
Sara Santiago We would like to announce the retirement of Chadwick Dearing “Chad” Oliver, Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Director of Yale’s...
Mike Ferrucci sitting on a crane
July 1, 2020
Sara Santiago Alumnus and lecturer Mike Ferrucci, who earned a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine and M.F. from YSE, is retiring from the school as of spring 2020...