Ingrid C. "Indy" Burke, Ph.D.
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean, YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
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Ingrid C. “Indy” Burke is the Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES;), an internationally recognized professional school that trains tomorrow’s environmental leaders and creates new knowledge to sustain and restore the long-term health of the planet and the wellbeing of its people.
Our School recognizes that environmental challenges are increasingly international and seek to build a truly global school of the environment, with students from more than 30 countries currently enrolled. See our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for regular updates on F&ES.;
Dr. Burke is an ecosystem ecologist whose research has focused on carbon and nitrogen cycling in semi-arid rangeland ecosystems. Her work with graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and colleagues has addressed the influence of land use management, climatic variability, and regional variability on these systems. She teaches in the fields of environmental science, ecosystem ecology, and biogeochemistry.
A respected educator and intellectual leader in the U.S. and internationally, she is particularly interested in fostering interdisciplinary scholarship. She came to F&ES; in 2016 from the University of Wyoming, where she was the dean dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, one of the leading institutions in the western U.S. for research, teaching, and outreach on natural resource issues.
Service: Dr. Burke serves the national scientific community through service on scientific panels and committees, with the goal of bringing science to critical policy issues.