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York Environmental Sustainability Institute

Interdisciplinary partnerships generating sustainable solutions to global challenges.

Our mission is to facilitate and deliver world-class collaborative interdisciplinary research on environmental sustainability, co-designed with the researcher community, industry and policymakers

Our innovative approach is based on equal partnerships between social, physical and life sciences, addressing environmental challenges at local, regional and global scales. 

Our research themes

Sustainable Food

Developing global research into food systems resilience and sustainability; Designing integrated solutions to deliver improved food security across the food system.

Resilient Ecosystems

Investigating the impacts of animal and plant diversity loss on ecosystems; Understanding drivers for these changes to protect biodiversity and the benefits it provides.

Environment & Health

Improve understanding of the links between ecosystem and human health and wellbeing; Develop and evaluate nature-based solutions for physically and mentally healthier futures.

Work with us

We support York researchers and external organisations in a variety of ways, from hosting networking events and research workshops to providing technical support for interdisciplinary funding applications.


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100+ York researchers

have partnered with YESI to develop research projects

17 York departments

have formed partnerships with YESI to explore interdisciplinary research opportunities