Shakara Tyler grew up in Philadelphia—a city, like most urban areas, that isn’t known for farming. But a deep-rooted interest in agriculture and a thirst to recover the stories of Black farmers have led her to research and document Black agrarianism and agro-ecology. Tyler, a lecturer at SEAS, has shown how the Black farming community plays an important role in food justice and food sovereignty including in the city of Detroit.
A new study from the Institute for Global Change Biology at SEAS found that preserving the diversity of forests assures their productivity and potentially increases the accumulation of carbon and nitrogen in the soil, which helps to sustain soil fertility and mitigate global climate change.
Michigan and several states have issued air quality advisories as hundreds of Canadian wildfires continue to burn, sending plumes of smoke across the U.S. and leaving particles in the air that can be unhealthy for people and the environment. U-M experts are available to discuss
Did you know that getting your hands dirty in the garden can increase your serotonin levels? That’s right, specific bacterias in the soil release the happy chemical in your brain and can help strengthen your immune system. To help celebrate National Gardening Day on April 14, here's a list of seven ways to get your hands in the dirt with gardening and planting activities around town this spring and summer.
SEAS alumna Kate (Keeley) Berg (MS ’17), GIS lead at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), is putting GIS on the map—in ways that chart a new course for the next generation of professionals.