The Tropical Resources Institute, or TRI, is an interdisciplinary, non-degree-granting center located within the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The mission of TRI is to support interdisciplinary, problem-oriented student research on the most complex challenges confronting the conservation and management of tropical environments and natural resources worldwide. TRI also sponsors and promotes educational initiatives throughout the academic year that focus on timely conservation and development issues in the global tropics.
TRI administers the TRI Endowment Fellowship, which supports Masters and Doctoral level research in the tropics each year.
Director: Michael Dove, Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology, School of Foresty and Environmental Studies, Co-Coordinator, Joint F&ES/Anthropology Doctoral Program, Curator, Peabody Museum, Professor, Department of Anthropology
TRI is proud to announce the publication of the 31st volume of Tropical Resources, an annual journal of student research funded by The Tropical Resources Institute (TRI). Click here to download the latest volume.
A former president of the Andean parliament will discuss an initiative to keep millions of barrels of oil buried in the Ecuadorian Amazon on Monday, Oct. 8, at noon in Rudolph Hall at the Yale School of Architecture. The event is a collaborative effort between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture, and is being co-hosted by the Tropical Resources Institute. Read more...