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Professor Rosina Bierbaum

Professor Rosina M. Bierbaum, former Dean of SNRE and co-author of the United States National Climate Assessment, explaining the urgent need to address climate change in a new video. Dr. Bierbaum sits on the board of Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing. This video is her second in a series produced by the Institute, and was released in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. To watch the video, click here

Dr. Daniel Janzen delivers 2014 Olaus Murie Lecture

PitE and SNRE host speaker series featuring notable conservation biologists and ecologists, honoring Michigan alumni who have made significant contributions to ecological conservation.

ANN ARBOR, MICH – On Friday, October 3, 2014, U-M’s PitE and SNRE hosted Dr. Dan Janzen, who gave a lecture on conservation of tropical wildlands through biodiversity development.

Rachel Chalat, a third year joint degree student with SNRE studying Applied Economics and Science in Sustainable Systems, tied for first place in a national clean energy competition.  Hosted by MIT's Energy Initiative, the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Awards recognized Rachel's research in the development of a new method for states to assess compliance options for the EPA's proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants.  Her work has been exemplary and has gained considerable interest with stakeholders across the Midwest.

Brad Cardinale in his Flume Room

5 Things About Me: Conservation Ecologist BradleyCardinale

September 17, 2014 | Author: AAAS MemberCentral Blogger Summer Allen

Question 1: Tell us why you chose your particular field of study. Why did it grab your interest and fuel your curiosity?

Professor Burt Barnes

Professor Burt Barnes taught forest ecology, landscape ecology, natural history, and the ever-popular Woody Plants. Thousands of students had the opportunity to learn from this very gifted teacher, both in the classroom and in the field. Professor Barnes’s commitment to field-based education for SNRE students still shapes our pedagogy today and will continue to do so for many years to come.

controlling hay fever-triggering ragweed plants on Detroit vacant lots

ANN ARBOR—When it comes to controlling hay fever-triggering ragweed plants on Detroit vacant lots, occasional mowing is worse than no mowing at all, and promoting reforestation might be the best solution.

Those are the findings of a new University of Michigan study that surveyed vacant lots in several Detroit neighborhoods for ragweed, counting the number of ragweed plants and estimating how often each lot was mowed.