Yale ISTF Conference: Food & Forests: Cultivating Resilient Landscapes
On January 24-26, the Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters will gather practitioners and researchers from academia, government, and environment and development institutions to discuss how development and conservation goals can be integrated across food producing landscapes in the tropics in order to promote food security and healthy forests. The conference will also consider at what scales this integration should occur, potential challenges to implementation, and lessons learned. We encourage submissions that look beyond yield and calories to address issues of access, nutrition, resilience, rights, and governance, as well as analyses of ecosystem services and forest management.
Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters
Yale's student chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) was first organized in 1989, as part of a network of natural resource professionals concerned with tropical resource management. ISTF provides a forum for students with interests and experiences in linking natural resource conservation and management with economic development. Members participate in a range of social, educational, and professional activities that promote the sharing of experiences and knowledge related to resource management in developing countries.