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.

Nick Nugent '23 MEM speaks with students from around the world about The Forest School at YSE and The Forests Dialogue at IFSA's International Forestry Students' Symposium.
October 27, 2022
By Nick Nugent ’23 MEM    Nick Nugent ’23 MEM presents at the International Forestry Students’ Symposium in Santiago, Chile as part of IFSA’s 50th anniversary...
In the seminal course that prepares students for professional forestry careers after graduation, MF, MFS, and forest-oriented students celebrate presenting their management plans to their clients for the seminal Management Plans for Protected Areas course in December 2021. Photo courtesy of Mark Ashton.
October 26, 2022
Over the summer of 2022, MF and MFS graduates of the Class of 2022 settled into new jobs, Forest Crew, and more.  Many of our graduates continue their research or work...
Doctoral candidate Eli Ward ’18 MFS conducts field work at Yale-Myers Forest. Photo courtesy of Alexander Polussa.
October 25, 2022
Eli Ward ’18 MFS is a fifth-year PhD candidate at The Forest School at the School of the Environment. Her research focuses on plant-soil interactions and their effects on...
MF, MFS, and forest-oriented students celebrate presenting their managements plans to their clients for the seminal Management Plans for Protected Areas course in December 2021. Photo courtesy of Mark Ashton.
October 13, 2022
By Sara Santiago ’19 MF Over the summer of 2022, MF and MFS graduates of the Class of 2022 settled into new jobs, Forest Crew, and more. Many of our graduates continue their...
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...