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Futurity: Earth Could Warm Even Faster as Climate Change Progresses

Researchers used a state-of-the-art climate model to successfully simulate—for the first time—the extreme warming of the Early Eocene Period, which scientists consider an analog for Earth’s future climate.

Study of Ancient Climate Suggests Future Warming Could Accelerate as Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise

“We were surprised that the climate sensitivity increased as much as it did with increasing carbon dioxide levels,” Jiang Zhu


Open Positon: Paleontology Faculty

The Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan are searching for a full-time tenure-track faculty candidate in the field of paleontology at the assistant professor/assistant curator level.

We seek applicants who have broad research and teaching interests within developing areas of evolutionary or environmental paleontology. We are especially interested in applicants investigating the invertebrate fossil record, although exceptional candidates with other areas of taxonomic expertise will be considered.

For more information about the position and application instructions.


Open Position: Professor and Director of the U-M Biological Station

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan solicits applications and nominations for the position of Director of the University of Michigan Biological Station.

We seek an individual with a distinguished research record and credentials suitable for a tenured academic appointment as Professor in an LSA Department such as Ecology & Evolutionary Biology or Earth & Environmental Sciences.

For more information about the position and application instructions.

Recent Years at Earth and Environmental Sciences

A selection of photographs taken by students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.