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

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
Traditional naming practices when naming new species have generally Latinized personal names using Latin grammatical gender, adding the suffixes -i to identify species named...
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Background: Aurore studied fisheries science in France before conducting her PhD at the Centre for Ocean Life at the Technical University of Denmark. Her PhD focused on the...
Thursday, April 15, 2021