Faculty and research
A powerhouse of environmental expertise, the SNRE faculty is on the front lines of both the student experience and research breakthroughs. These internationally accomplished scholars and practitioners work on the full spectrum of environmental issues. Their research is broad, deep, and interdisciplinary.
There are 42 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and eight research-track faculty members at SNRE. They have received an array of prestigious awards for scholarship, from Fulbright and Guggenheim awards to the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) to fellowships with the Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ecological Society of America, and more.
Research in SNRE pursues a systems-based understanding of sustainability in water, energy, urban, food, forest, land, and ecological systems. Our faculty scholars recognize the need to bring behavioral, economic, political, scientific, engineering, and design solutions, processes, and information to bear on sustainability challenges. The school’s work additionally provides leadership in addressing social equity and disparities in environmental risks and opportunities from local to global scales.
The faculty of the School of Natural Resources and Environment represents the wide range of environmental specialties and teach classes that comprise a comprehensive, interdisciplinary graduate curriculum. Through the school's laboratories and related research sites, students and professional research collaborators conduct experiments across a broad range of disciplines. Outside of the classroom, SNRE professors pursue ambitious research, publish frequently, and are engaged professionally and creatively.
SNRE is the crossroads for environmental research and education at the University of Michigan, one of the greatest research universities in the world. Our scholars/practitioners advance an interdisciplinary, domestic and international research enterprise committed to protecting resources and advancing sustainability. Many of our research faculty also mentor master's and Ph.D. students throughout their academic careers.