YSE Forest-Related Research

Faculty, students, postdocs, fellows, and alum of the Yale School of the Environment are deeply active in research focused on various areas of forestry. While faculty lead in publishing cutting edge findings, all students are welcome to dive into research projects and field experiences during their time at the School. We share an updated list of recent publications here for easy updates on what’s new.

Mature and old-growth forest definitions are central to the executive order on strengthening the nation's forests, communities, and local economies. Photo taken in Oswald West State Park in Oregon on November 14, 2010, by David Patte/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
January 18, 2023
By Sara Santiago ‘19 MF “You know it when you see it.” When grasping to describe mature and old-growth forests, this is a sentiment we often hear, evoking an image of mossy...
Research Scientist Sara Kuebbing introduces the Yale Applied Science Synthesis Program at The Forest School's open house on August 29, 2022. Kuebbing will serve as YASSP's inaugural research director. Photo by Cloe Poisson.
October 26, 2022
In the beginning of 2022, The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment welcomed its newest program, the Yale Applied Science Synthesis Program (YASSP). Professor...
Photo 1: ELTI’s Panama-based Jacob Slusser (standing center) facilitates a meeting between YSE students and silvopasture landowners in the Azuero Peninsula of Panama. Photo provided by Eva Garen, Director of ELTI.
June 30, 2022
By Sara Santiago ‘19 MF While we may have collectively been off to a slow start in the field because of the pandemic, we are now firmly planted in the United Nations Decade...
Entrance to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland as photographed by Yvonne Shih ’22 MEM.
January 26, 2022
By Sara Santiago ‘19 MF The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) created international buzz. On Twitter, the conference had its own hashtag and globe-...
Tropical foresters of the class of 2019 overlook a birding tower in Panama during a tropical ecology field trip. Photo courtesy of Caroline Tasirin '19 MFS.
August 17, 2021
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF, Forest Fellow & Rosa Goldman ’19 MF, Forest Fellow Over a year ago, the School formally changed its name to the Yale School of the Environment...
July 1, 2020
Sara Santiago (M.F. ‘19) In Part 1, we explore the role of academics and alum of the Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) in the debate surrounding mass...