Meet the future
The world needs bold leaders ready to tackle urgent environmental challenges. At SEAS, we say “bring it on.” We’re the architects of a new tomorrow: transforming research into action to create a healthier planet for all.
Study: Modest moss supports billions of tons of carbon storage
A recent study published in Nature Geoscience suggests that moss, those tiny plants we often see on the ground or rocks, might also be an important antidote to climate change. The study uncovered evidence that mosses have the potential to store a massive amount of carbon in the soil beneath them, according to co-author and forest ecologist Peter Reich, director of the Institute for Global Change Biology at SEAS.
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.
Sustainability Themes cut across all specializations—and give students, faculty, and partners a chance to dig deeper into a particular area of impact and interest. Themes are also used as rallying points for cross-campus research, teaching and civic engagement collaborations.
Game changers in action
Madeline Walker Miller, PhD student, CEO of NexTiles LLC
“I started my business because most people understand the negative impacts that plastic has on the environment, but a lot of people don’t realize what fabric waste is doing to our air, water, and soil resources.”
Read more about Madeline Walker Miller
Kiley Adams, dual-degree student, SEAS and Michigan Medicine
“I immediately realized that the trip was totally inaccessible to current and future classmates with mobility impairments, and I thought that having a mobility device that folks who have an impairment could use that makes being on trails accessible is a pretty easy fix.”
Read more about Kiley Adams
Mike Kaminski senior data solutions, First Street Foundation
“For people to care about something, you need to show them how it affects them personally—and nothing gets more personal than people’s homes, which is often their biggest financial asset.”
Read more about Mike Kaminski
Upcoming Seas Events
Northwoods Nature Fest9:00 am
“Northwood Nature Fest” in Indian River. We will feature craft vendors...
Environmental Data Science Summer Academy 20238:00 am
This week-long academy helps participants develop data science skills...
SEAS New Student Orientation 20239:00 am
Welcome to the School for Environment and Sustainability! We are so...