The Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC) is an interdisciplinary hub for research and education. Its activities and events link scientists, students, and practitioners – at Yale and beyond – who are engaged in the environmental, biological, informatics, policy, or health aspects and implications of global biodiversity change. The Center hosts the Max Planck-Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change

Center activities are supported through the Yale Insitute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS),  NASA,  the EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and several technology partners. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in our group. We aim to promote the success of traditionally underrepresented groups in science because we believe not only in the importance of increasing equity across academia, but also that a diverse team will enable a broader perspective and enhance creativity.

Those interested in joining the group should contact Anna Schuerkmann (anna.schuerkmann@yale.edu) with a CV and a brief statement of research interests.

Program News

BGC Center Director Walter Jetz recently gave a talk titled “Indicator policy relevance, calculation, adaptation, and use” as part of a GEO BON webinar series focused on...
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Diego smiles while hiking on a wooded path with a large backpack and two walking sticks.
Background: Diego is a Uruguayan biologist currently in the third year of his PhD in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale. Prior to joining the Jetz lab...
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Background: Jussi studied geography in Finland at the University of Helsinki where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees. His MSc project examined interactions...
Monday, May 24, 2021