• Forest sustainability

    Published on February 4, 2016
    The concept of sustainability increasingly appears in discussions about natural resources, forests in particular. While the concept of sustainability is far from new, the ways in which it has been defined and applied has evolved over time.

  • Greenhouse gases: Their impact on climate change

    Published on December 21, 2015
    Many scientists are predicting the Earth is heading toward a global warming danger zone and humans are responsible for most of it by upsetting the balance in the natural ecosystem.

  • Paris climate agreement

    Published on December 21, 2015
    Adoption of a historic accord is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions impacting the planet.

  • Climate science, Part 2

    Published on December 14, 2015
    Climate Science Principle 1: The sun is the primary source of energy for Earth’s climate system.

  • Climate science, Part 1

    Published on November 12, 2015
    What is climate literacy?

  • The link between climate change and the spread of invasive species

    Published on September 25, 2015
    Highly adaptable non-native plants have a competitive edge in a changing climate.

  • The science behind El Niño

    Published on September 25, 2015
    What drives the climate phenomena with the power to impact weather across the globe.

  • Facilitation can help difficult discussions about climate change

    Published on April 13, 2015
    Facilitated conversations around the issue of climate change reduce conflict. Many gardeners are still inquiring about the updated plant hardiness zone map issued in 2012.

  • Forest evolution

    Published on March 4, 2015
    Climate change is certain to create new physical environments for forests. Forests will certainly take on new forms. What, exactly, those forms will be has researchers and resource managers thinking.

  • Evidence of glaciation is everywhere in Michigan

    Published on February 18, 2015
    Save the date! To learn more about how glaciers helped to form Michigan’s soils and landscape features.