SEAS master’s project tackles environmental injustice in St. Clair Township, Michigan
Jun 20, 2024
A group of SEAS master's students focused their capstone project on tackling environmental injustice in rural St. Clair Township, Michigan.


Climate change is moving tree populations away from the soil fungi that sustain them
May 28, 2024
A study published online May 28 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that trees, especially those in the far north, may be relocating to soils that don’t have the fungal life to support them.


ocean sunset
Jun 17, 2024
A team of scientists, including U-M aquatic ecologist Don Scavia, professor emeritus at SEAS, forecasts an above-average summer “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico covering about 5,827 square miles—an area roughly the size of Connecticut, about 12% higher than average. The dead zone, or hypoxic area, is an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life.

SEAS Perspectives

Commoning for resilience, commoning through change
Apr 8, 2024
This is the second in a two-part blog series focused on the commons. In it, we share a few lessons we’ve learned about commoning and change.

Alumni in the News

Julia Elkin
May 28, 2024
The Julia Elkin Conservation Leadership Award has been established in memory of Elkin, a member of the SEAS community who graduated in 2015. Elkin passed away on February 25 after being struck by a car while jogging in Berkeley, California, and sustaining a traumatic brain injury. With generous support from the Wyss Foundation and U-M, an endowment has been established with a $200,000 gift that aims to honor Elkin’s memory by supporting students with interests similar to hers, enabling them to participate in a summer internship experience focused on U.S. land conservation.