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Climate change. Food access. Water quality. The world needs bold leaders willing to take on urgent environmental issues more than ever. At SEAS, we're focusing on the future - transforming research into action to create a healthier planet for all.

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At the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), you can explore your passions and develop your potential — your way. Our small, supportive community within a world-class university provides access to internationally known faculty, extensive opportunities, and a vast alumni network all dedicated to your success.
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Even modest climate change may affect northernmost forests

Relatively modest climate warming and associated precipitation shifts may dramatically alter Earth's northernmost forests. That's the main finding from a unique five-year experiment, led by U-M ecologist Peter Reich, that used infrared lamps and soil heating cables to study the projected impacts of near-term climate change on thousands of seedlings from nine tree species found in far northern, or boreal, forests.

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"To be a black person is to come from a long bloodline of survivors and storytellers, with a resilience that people can't even comprehend." - Lena Waithe

In SEAS's commitment towards decolonizing and creating a more equitable world, we want to acknowledge and rectify the erasure and minimization of black and indigenous environmentalists in conservation. We commit to promoting prominent black environmental historians and authors through our coursework and programming.