TRI Staff

TRI Director

Simon Queenborough

Simon A. Queenborough is the Mrs. John (Elizabeth W.) Musser Director of the Tropical Resources Institute, Lecturer and Research Scientist in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Dr. Queenborough is a botanical ecologist whose work focuses on how individuals, species and communities (including humans) interact over ecological and evolutionary time. Over the past 15 years, he has spent long periods in the field in Latin America and Europe, carrying out long-term research on plant population dynamics in old-growth tropical forests and managed arable farming communities. Current research interests include understanding mechanisms of diversity, breeding systems and resource allocation, and quantitative methods in population dynamics. Current teaching interests include tropical field courses, statistical analyses in the software R, and the graphical presentation of data.

2014 - 2015 Student Assistants / Editors

Dana Baker

Dana is a second year Master of Environmental Science candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her focus at Yale is conservation science and protected areas management. Prior to returning to graduate school, she was in Tanzania with the United States Peace Corps and worked on various projects involving environmental conservation, sustainable agriculture, and marine fisheries. Dana graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2008 with a B.S. in Environmental Science. A northern California native, she loves trail running and paddle boarding.

Katelyn Liesner

Katelyn is a first year Master of Environmental Management candidate. Prior to attending Yale, Katelyn spent a year in Greece under a Fulbright Fellowship conducting research on the efficacy and feasibility of community-based management on islands in the Aegean Sea. She graduated from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies in 2012. At the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, she plans to focus her studies on international policy analysis and the introduction of community-based management plans.

Tamara Thomas

Tamara is a first year Master of Environmental Management candidate.

Geeta C.

Tamara is a second year Master candidate.

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