Meet the Future
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.
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.
Game changers in action
Kat Superfisky (BA ’07, MS/MLA ’13) - Urban Ecological Design Game Changer
“To me, Los Angeles and its river provide the perfect laboratory for exploring how to rebuild cities—humans’ new natural environment—into more inhabitable places.”
Jiayi (Angela) Wan (MUP/MPH ’15) - Health Impact Game Changer
“The health impacts of climate change have been an understated part of the climate change discussion.’”
José González (MS ’09) - Community Game Changer
One of the core values of this school is the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum—which helped me to see that environmental conservation work isn't just about the natural sciences. It isn't just about the ecology. It's fundamental to understand what we're conserving, and why we're conserving it, and that the whole of the biosphere is important for us.
Academic Rigor—Real-World Impact
The latest in research from SEAS faculty and students
Master's projects produce real-world throughout the region—and the globe.
Our SEAS community is recognized through notable awards and honors across all disciplines.
In the Media
Our experts in the field weigh in on issues across a wide spectrum of media outlets.
Upcoming Seas Events
Faculty-Student Engagement Sessions (June 1- August 31)8:00 am
Welcoming all current and incoming students! We have teamed up to...
Two New Exhibitions Kicking off UMMA's summer in style - Watershed7:30 am
This exhibition of Great Lakes-related art features fifteen...
WSG GALLERY presents Sara Adlerstein12:00 am
Sara Adlerstein Portrait Landscapes July 20 - September 3, 2022...
"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.