Welcome to the Institute for Global Change Biology
A Nexus for Interdisciplinary Global Change Research
Global change is disrupting organisms and ecosystems globally. Drivers of change include climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, biotic exchange (novel pathogens, pests), land use, and more. We see these impacting our forests, croplands, lakes and rivers, oceans, coastlines, and cities.
Impacts on people and nature are, and will be, staggering - now and within the next decade—not the end of the century, as previously predicted.
At the IGCB, our mission is to improve our ability to predict and prevent the tragic outcomes of global change.
From Peter Reich: Hello and welcome to the home page of the Institute for Global Change Biology! As the new Director, we are launching several initiatives at the institute (e.g., faculty hires, postdoc opportunities, a new Working Group program), that you can learn about from the links below. I am excited about the community we will build to advance science, train the next generation of global change scholars, and help find solutions to our global crises. Our web site is under construction, so expect to see more soon illustrating who we are and the work we are doing. Feel free to contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to learn more.
PhD Summer Fellowship Program
Beginning in summer 2023, the IGCB will support a number of summer fellowships for Ph.D. students working in global change biology. Application guidelines will be available in fall 2021 for winter 2022 application deadline. More information soon.
IGCB Exchange Fellowship Program
To catalyze interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration, the IGCB will support a number of exchange fellowships for Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty working in global change biology. Exchange visits of from several weeks to half a year (or more) will be supported. Exchange Fellows can either be from the University of Michigan and going to work at another institution or from an external institution and coming to work with colleagues at the University of Michigan. Application guidelines will be available in fall 2022. More information soon.