About ISTF Team
The Yale ISTF Chapter is dedicated to the advancement of tropical forest studies at the Yale School of the Environment, formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The ISTF conference has been hosted at Yale for 28 years and addresses a range of socio-ecological issues across the tropics. ISTF 2023 will function as a space for academics, practitioners, policymakers, community leaders, artists, journalists, and activists from across the globe to share insights on the power of feedbacks, the role of interconnectedness within and across sectors, and how communities can adapt to the myriad changes in tropical forests. The conference will weave together ecological, social, and economic perspectives on our current understanding of how tropical forest landscapes are changing now as well as how they may change in the future.