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, and the Sri Lanka Forest Conservation Fund, which supports research at the Field Center for the Sri Lanka Program in Forest Conservation.

Director: Simon Queenborough, Mrs. John (Elizabeth W.) Musser Director, Lecturer and Research Scientist, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Current TRI Student Research in the Tropics (by region)

Latin America and Hawaii Africa Asia


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TRI Spring Symposium

TRI hosted a Spring Symposium on April 25, 2014 from 10 am - 5 pm in Marsh Rotunda featuring the interdisciplinary work of eighteen of our 2013 fellows conducted in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. A complete schedule of the day can be found here.

Publication Features TRI-Funded Student Research

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.

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