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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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