Students

For decades, the heart of the school’s community is its students. Master and PhD candidates join the school from all over the United States and globe, representing different disciplines, cultures, and perspectives. On campus, there is a constant buzz of student-organized activities and initiatives as diverse as their interests and backgrounds.

Viewed from Marsh Botanical Gardens, Marsh Hall is home base for forestry students and The Forest School at YSE.
June 27, 2022
By Jess Jones ‘23 MF Trees, in their wild diversity, are rather communal creatures. Through their roots, they share sugars beneath the ground. With their sturdy boles and...
Foresters and their dogs measure, cut, bail, and load Christmas trees at Yale-Myers Forest to bring back down to Marsh Hall for their annual sale and fundraiser. Photo by Rich Dezso, QCI participant.
December 20, 2021
By Sara Santiago The first snowflakes have fallen. The water has been turned off at camp. The temperatures rise and dip and so does the sun as deadlines approach for final...
While mountain laurel makes it difficult to walk through a forest, their flowers are celebrated for welcoming in summer in the Northeast. Photo courtesy of Eli Ward.
October 12, 2021
By Eli Ward ’18 MFS, PhD candidate Anyone who has spent time in forests in southern New England has likely encountered mountain laurel. Having worked as both a horticulturist...
Jesse Gehrke ’21 MF peers through bark during a Yale Forestry field trip.
October 6, 2021
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF, Forest Fellow With the graduation of the Class of 2021 and many transitions, there has been a lot to commend this summer and into the fall. A number...
October 5, 2021
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF, Forest Fellow In Panama’s dry and wet forests, 10,000 seedlings give insights into the future of forest structure and tree species diversity when...
Students gather for a sunny spring sunchoke harvest in the forest garden. Theodoretus Breen, a PhD student in the School of Music, organized the event. He has served as a summertime caretaker for the forest garden for the previous two years, highlighting the ways the garden welcomes community stewardship from across the university and the city. Photo courtesy of Musa Joko ’22 MF.
May 17, 2021
By Emily Sigman ’21 MF, ’21 MA Global Affairs Walking past the inviting courtyard between Kroon and Sage Hall, you would never guess that just five years ago the space was an...
First year MFS Eudora Miao pauses with a frog during field work at Yale-Myers Forest. Photo courtesy of Jess Lloyd '20 MF.
May 13, 2021
By Eudora Miao ’22 MFS, Assistant Forest Manager The air was warm and the mosquitos still swarming; the trees still lush green and the breeze a blessing. But the camp stays...