Bilal Butt is an Assistant Professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment and a faculty affiliate of the African Studies Center, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Program in the Environment, and the Center for Global and Inter-Cultural Study at the University of Michigan. Bilal's research aims to answer questions of how people and wildlife are adapting to changing climates, politics, livelihoods and ecologies in sub-Saharan Africa. You can learn more about his current work at bilalmbutt.com.
CLASS OF 2018: WHY WE CHOSE SNRE
We were pleased to welcome 143 master’s students to SNRE this fall. The Class of 2018 hail from 11 countries, more than 40 universities, and virtually every region of the US. They bring a wide range of undergraduate degrees and most significantly, cultural experiences and unique perspectives. Although their interests, goals and career plans are just as diverse, they share an acute sense of their responsibility as stewards of the environment, and an eagerness, as one student put it, to get things done.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:00 NOON on 3 October 2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 17 March 2017 as funds are available
SNRE’s Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is now underway! Each summer, the program brings 20 undergraduates from environmental studies or a related field to SNRE for an eight-week summer internship program.
This is the program’s first year at SNRE. They have welcomed participants from 17 colleges and universities around the country to work in labs alongside SNRE faculty, research scientists, and doctoral students.
SNRE has launched two new programs to introduce greater diversity into the environmental conservation workforce: the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) and the Environmental Fellows Program (EFP). The programs are administered through the school's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, led by Professor Dorceta Taylor.
Ivette Perfecto is the George W. Pack Professor of Ecology, Natural Resources, and Environment. Her research focuses on biodiversity and arthropod-mediated ecosystem services in rural and urban agriculture. She also works on spatial ecology of the coffee agroecosystem and is interested more broadly on the links between small-scale sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, and food sovereignty.