Peabody Museum of Natural History, located adjacent to
the EEB department, the Peabody Museum is one of the premier
university museums in the country. The museum houses extensive
collections in biology, paleontology, geology, and anthropology.
A number of EEB faculty (Buss, Donoghue, Rice, Skelly) are
also curators in the museum and other faculty and graduate
students make regular use of the collections.
In addition to the research collections, the Peabody is
also a public museum with extensive exhibits, including a
number of type specimens of dinosaurs and excellent representations
of central and south American anthropology. Admission to the
public exhibits is free to Yale faculty and students.
Institute for Biospheric Study, closely allied with EEB,
supports research in ecosystem and conservation biology. In
addition to the MSCGL (discussed above), YIBS contains a number
Centers that provide training and equipment for environmental
research, including the Center
for Earth Observation and the Earth Systems Center for Stable Isotopic Studies.
YIBS Center for Field Ecology (CFE) supports field based
research and teaching in the environmental sciences. Comprised
of faculty from departments and schools across the University,
its goal is to help make Yale a world leader in ecology by
supporting faculty development, student research, and infrastructure
projects to enhance field based research and teaching. To
do so it awards grants to graduate students for pilot projects
leading towards a PhD and to undergraduates for summer internships
on field ecology projects with Yale faculty. It has inventoried
field studies being done at Yale and field sites available
to Yale faculty and students; the results are now available
on this web site. Its future goals include substantially upgraded
field sites, additional graduate and undergraduate support,
and undergraduate curricular offerings that enable Yale students
to engage seriously with field ecology.
University Natural Lands Yale University holds an extensive
amount of land, including two large forests and a natural
perserve in and around Guilford, Connnecticut, that contain
most ecosystems of the Northeastern United States. These natural
lands are open to professors and students for short-term and
long term research. The following is a database that contains
information about each natural holding, including history,
past and present ecological research, species lists, contact
information, and facilities information. For information concerning
each site, including directions, detailed maps, that is not
listed on the website, as well as information on how to apply
for research permissions, contact the Yale faculty or staff
member listed for each land holding.
Molecular Systematics & Conservation Genetics Lab
gives students, postdocs, and faculty access to state of the
art equipment for the study of molecular evolution and ecology.
The MSCGL also offers structured training in molecular biology
techniques that are applicable to population and conservation
biology. The lab also provides some financial support for
undergraduate projects and graduate student rotations. The
lab is run by Adalgisa
Caccone and administered by YIBS.
DNA Analysis Facility on Science Hill
A small through put Core Facility conveniently located on Science
Hill, within the Molecular Systematics & Conservation Genetics Lab,
serving the needs of the Yale Community, Researchers in the Northeast,
and around the world. It is our mission to offer high quality DNA
sequencing services that are affordably priced to allow you to further
your research. We charge one standard price and do not require Yale
affiliation or volume submissions for “discounted pricing”. We also
offer Fragment Analysis services for microsatellites, AFLP's and
Marsh Botanic Garden
The mission of Marsh Botanic Garden is divided between three separate but equally important areas:
1) Support of Yale University research and instruction for MCDB, EEB and other departments and schools.
2) Outreach to the Yale University community as well as to New Haven and the region.
3) Provide green space for Yale University's development of the Science Hill area of its campus.
NESCent National Evolutionary Synthesis Center