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.
A team of scientists is forecasting a summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico that will cover an estimated 4,155 square miles, which is below the 5,364-square-mile average over the 36-year history of dead zone measurements in the region. SEAS Professor Emeritus Don Scavia leads one of several research teams partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the annual forecast.
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.