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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Recent News

Arctic forecast: Sunny with a higher chance of carbon emissions

Research led by Rose Cory shows organic carbon in thawing permafrost soils could release an additional 30 billion metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere, adding 14 percent to current estimates.

Molly Ng Dissertation Defense

Evaluation and application of leaf anatomical links to climate in Metasequoia (Cupressaceae)

MichiganEARTH Offers Remote Learning Opportunities

EARTH Courses Spring and Summer Half-Terms The spring and summer of 2020 will continue to be an interesting and challenging time in Michigan and the world. The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is actively adjusting to new modes of teaching, research, and communication.  We recognize the disruption that these changes have caused for our students, and we are modifying and expanding our spring and summer course offerings to serve the needs of our majors and minors, and of the Michigan community.

Learn more about remote courses for Spring and Summer half-terms, including field methods courses.


Virtual Commencement Events-in the Department and the University

Graduation won’t be in the Big House this spring, but it’s still a big moment for thousands of graduating seniors. The Department, College, and University have joined together to commemorate the dedication, hard work, and yes, fun that is a UM degree. We list here some of the virtual commencement events available and urge you to participate in the online activities.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has produced a video message, slide show, and commencement poster for you to download.

Discover Department Celebrations

See video productions from other LSA units.

University-wide virtual events on May 2.

Earth Camp aims to bring diversity to environmental sciences

Every summer for three years in a row, a diverse group of Michigan high school students spends a week exploring nature and learning about the environment through the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences’ Earth Camp. The camp hopes to spark interest among a new generation to enter the field.

Read more at Michigan Impact


Show your SUPPORT

We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences needs your support.