Yale Himalaya Initiative

environment | livelihood | culture

Affiliated Faculty

Assoc Prof Sch of For & Env Stu
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Phone: 203-432-5412
Location: 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

Rob Bailis is an Associate Professor at F&ES with research interests in sustainability, resource use, and environmental change in the developing world. His recent research has explored the social and environmental sustainability of novel biofuel crops such as Jatropha curcas and Salicornia bigelovii in Brazil, India and Mexico. He also supervises doctoral students researching a range of related topics including climate change adaptation in forest-dependent communities India, indigenous opposition to petroleum concessions in Peru, and benefit flows in carbon offset markets.

E H Harriman Prof of Forest Mgmt, Ed J Sustainable Forestry, Physiology of Trees Sch For & Env Stu
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Phone: 203-432-5142
Location: 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

Graeme Berlyn is the Professor of Forest Management and Tree Physiology at F&ES. Professor Berlyn’s interests includes the morphology and physiology of trees and forests in relation to environmental stress. He has been working closely with CEDAR (Central Himalayan Environment, Development and Research) in India on growth and stress resistance enhancer for use by villagers to increase growth and stress resistance of crops and trees.

Asst Prof Geology & Geophysics
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Location: 210 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
Prof Emeritus Sch of For & Env Stu; Sr Rsrch Scientist Sch of For & Env Stu
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Phone: 203-432-5119
Location: 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

William Burch has held research and management positions with the USDA Forest Service, USAID, and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work on wildland recreation behavior was among the earliest, and it has expanded to include parks, biosphere reserves, and ecotourist regions in rural and urban areas in Asia, South America, and Europe, as well as in North America. He has worked extensively on protected areas in Nepal and Bhutan, conducted some of the original work on community/social forestry systems and institutional development including technical training and higher education curriculum development in South and Southeast Asia.

Asst Curator for South Asia Coll
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Phone: 203-432-7795
Margaret K Musser Prof of Social Ecology Sch of For & Env Stu, Prof Anthropology; Dep Dir Climate & Energy Inst, Curator Peabody Museum
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Phone: 203-432-3463
Location: 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

Michael Dove is an ecological anthropologist with over twelve years of field experience in Indonesia and Pakistan with the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the East-West Center, USAID, Stanford University, and the Winrock Institute. Professor Dove has spent time in the field in Asia, carrying out long-term research on human ecology in Borneo and Java, developing government research capacity in Indonesia, and advising the Pakistan Forest Service on social forestry policies.

Prof of Epidemiology Epid/Pub Health and Sch of For & Env Stu
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Phone: 203-785-3525
Location: 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-3210
Lex Hixon Prof of World Religions
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Phone: 203-432-0837
Location: 451 College St, New Haven, CT 06511-8906

Phyllis Granoff has done research in all of the classical religions of India–Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and has also published articles on Indian art and literature. Her interests include contemporary Indian literature and she has published translations of short stories from Bengali and Oriya. Professor Granoff’s current research includes work on the origins of puranic Hinduism and the development of image worship in Indian religions, a study of pilgrimage in medieval India, particularly in Jainism, and a study of a medieval Indian dramatist and poetic theorist. She is also working on Jain and Buddhist monastic rules and systems of authority in medieval Indian law codes.

Rsrch Sci/Scholar Sch of For & Env Stu
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Location: 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

Maung Moe Myint is a F&ES alum with extensive experience in working with governments, international non governmental and academic institutions in Bhutan, China, and Nepal. His recent work includes Development of Soil Database Software to store the Physical, Chemical and Biological attributes of Soil, the design and planning of the National Forest Inventory of Bhutan, Updating Land use, Land Cover and Forest Types of Bhutan using Remote Sensing Data, developing the Design Strategy of Multi User Institutional Level Geographic Information System and Geo-database for Ministry of Agriculture of Bhutan and conducting the Geo-statistical Workshop for Mapping of Soil Properties.

Pinchot Prof of For & Env Stu, Dir Global Institute of Sustainable Forests
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Phone: 203-432-7409
Location: 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

Chad Oliver’s initial research focused on the basic understanding of how forests develop and how silviculture can be applied to ecological systems most effectively. He has continued this work; during the past decade he has also examined how this understanding can help resolve scientific, technical, and management issues at the landscape and policy levels. He is currently working on landscape approaches to forest management and is involved in the technical tools, the policies, the management approaches, and the educational needs. Professor Oliver has considerable experience advising public and private forest resource organizations in the United States and abroad. His work has taken him to all parts of the world including Asia.

Prof Anthropology, Health & Global Affairs and School of Public Health
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Phone: 203-645-0164
Location: 10 Sachem St, New Haven, CT 06511-3707
Sr Lecturer Religious Studies and East Asian Lang/Lit
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Phone: 203-432-0839
Location: 451 College St, New Haven, CT 06511-8906
Exec Dir Global Inst Sustainable Forestry
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Phone: 203-432-5983
Location: 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

Mary Tyrrell is a graduate of F&ES and is affiliated with the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at Yale. GISF is currently undertaking a project in Nepal to look at sustainable tourism management of the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone and mid-career training program for the Indian Forest Service.

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Nadine Unger is Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Dr. Unger applies numerical modeling and integrated studies to advance understanding of interactions between atmospheric chemistry and climate. The goal is to support effective decision-making and the development of smart climate policy.  Dr. Unger is interested in atmospheric aerosols from human and natural sources and their impact on climate change in the Himalayan region.

DUS & Prof History of Art
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Phone: 203-432-2682
Location: 190 York St, New Haven, CT 06511